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In this section you will find links to information on custody deaths and abuse in the United Kingdom.

The information is broken down by category for easy reference. Items are updated, replaced or deleted periodically.

Police – deaths/abuses in custody:

Headline / SubjectSource / Link
Acting with Impunity: beat goes onSource: TELEPOLIS (URL Link/pdf's)
Armed and Dangerous
The police with their fingers on the trigger
Source: Guardian Archives
Black deaths: still fighting for justice in the United KingdomSource: openDemocracy
Can the police be reformed?Source: Socialist Review
Closed Shop - Are the police unaccountable for their actions?Source: Police Federation
Community Sentencing - Crime and justiceSource:
Court SentencesSource:
Corporate homicide law extended to prisons and police cellsSource: The Guardian
Deaths in Police CustodySource: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Deaths during or following police contactSource: The IPCC
Deaths in Police CustodySource: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
'Deaths in custody' corporate manslaughter crime createdSource: BBC News
Feeling passionately about custody deathsSource: 4WardEver Members Voice
IAP publish statistical analysis of all recorded deaths: 2000-2010Source: IAP
IAP publishes the report on its second family listening daySource: IAP
IOPC Annual deaths report 2019/20Source: The IOPC
If you are anti police brutality does that mean you are anti police?Source: A.D. Largie
Let there be justice for those who have died in police custodySource: The Guardian
List of Police, Prison & Court Personnel charged or convicted of an offence 2009 to 2018 (pdf)Source:
New report calls for more effective learning from death in custody inquestsSource: INQUEST
No convictions over 500 black and Asian deaths in custodySource: The Guardian
Police killings and the lawSource: International Socialism
Victims of fatal police shootingsSource: TimesOnline
Why did their loved ones die in custody?Source: The Guardian
Why there will be more deaths in custodySource: New Statesman
When ignorance is never blissSource: The Guardian

Detention – deaths and abuses in prison & psychiatric custody:

Headline / SubjectSource / Link
A brief history of capital punishment in the United KingdomSource: History Extra
A-Z guide to the history of executions in Great BritainSource: History Extra
Britain is failing young people in custodySource: The
Capital Punishment in Great Britain during the 18th CenturySource: Local Histories
Capital Punishment 1969: MPs vote to abolish hanging in the UKSource: BBC On This Day
Choking to death: should we stop sending women to prison?Source: New Statesman
Death in prison custody 2011 publishedSource: IAP
Hundreds of care home patients have died dehydrated or malnourishedSource: The Guardian - social care
Inside Feltham: Why London's YOI is one of the scariest prisons in BritainSource: The Independent
Independent Inquiry into the death of David ‘Rocky’ Bennett, 1960 - 1998Source: The Guardian
Welfare and vulnerable peopleSource: The IOPC
When innocent men go to jail: miscarriages of justice in BritainSource: The Telegraph
Women shouldn't be forced to seek refuge inside a prisonSource:

General & Legal – issues of interest:

Headline / SubjectSource / Link
Birmingham Pub Bombings: All the latest news updatesSource: BirminghamLIVE
Black Deaths in CustodySource: IRR News Network
Blair defeated over terror lawsSource: National Nine News
CCTV revamp bolsters custody suite operation for West Midlands PoliceSource: IFSEC Global
Call for all casualties of conflict to be properly recordedSource: Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Interview with maker Ken Fero
Source: The Multicultural Politic
Grenfell Tower InquirySource: Grenfell Inquiry
Justice on TrialSource: The Guardian
MoJ publish report under Rule 43 of the Coroners RulesSource: IAP
Outsourcing abuseSource: Medical Justice (pdf)
Police Street Triage Programme national evaluation report (2016)
1st evaluation of schemes in the UK
Source: 4WardEver Library
The Innocence SquadSource: Times Online
The Right to Know (Human Rights Act)Source: Liberty Guide to Human Rights
Until you fight, change never happensSource: IRR News Network


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