The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a grassroots Texas organization comprised of individuals and groups who work to end the death penalty in all cases, everywhere.
Sandra Jean Allen, died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act. Despite being mistreated and let down, she was unable to leave the hospital and she died in terrible conditions.
David Oluwale arrived in England as a stowaway in 1949. He was the first of 1000’s of Black people to die after police contact in Britain. He was harassed and abused by two City of Leeds police officers.
Families of those that have died in police, prison and psychiatric custody held their Annual Remembrance Procession on Saturday 31st October 2009. Although numbers were small as there was no official organising of this, the 11th year of the march,families that attended were determined to continue.
Pauline had been a tireless campaigner against the deaths of women in custody since the tragic death of her own daughter Sarah in 2003.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been in prison since 1981 and on death row since 1982 for allegedly shooting Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.
The inquest into the controversial death in police custody of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey) opens on Wednesday 4 November 2009, and is expected to last for six weeks. Mikey was a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, a patron of INQUEST.
It’s tragic the way our ‘civilised’ societies treat children in care, whether in the care of a religious or government institution. We’re currently investigating the brutal restraining techniques used in UK Young Offenders Institutions and Childcare homes.