The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) is a national coalition of families and friends of those that have died in the custody of police and prison officers as well as those who are killed in immigration detention and secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK.
Tag: Deaths in custody remembrance
60 years ago former nightclub manageress Ruth Ellis shot dead her ex-public schoolboy lover, David Blakely. Director Brian Emeney tells the story of Ruth, the last woman hanged in Britain.
Nearly eight years ago, the judge presiding over the inquest into the restraint death of 15-year-old Gareth Myatt in Rainsbrook secure training centre in 2004 wrote to the then justice secretary, Jack Straw.
After four years of relentless legal effort, the state of Georgia has finally achieved its aim: it has executed an intellectually disabled prisoner in an apparent flagrant violation of the US constitution.
Take a look at the 4WardEver UK Remembrance Calendar. This calendar was set up in remembrance of all those that have died in police, prison, mental health and capital punishment institutions in the UK and internationally.
This March 24th, 2014 marks 9 years since the tragic death of Michael Bailey in HMP Rye Hill. In 2007 Four prison officers charged over the death of Michael were cleared. Daniel Daymond, 23, and Samantha Prime, 29, both of Rugby, and Paul Smith, 39, from Warrington, were cleared of manslaughter by gross negligence.
The power of film to document stories, inspire action and agitate for change has run hand in hand with revolutionary cells, social struggles and mass movements. One of the critical points of our current situation is a rupture within our communities that prevents the support of independent media producers.
The 2013 annual demonstration took place on 26th October in London and was attended by over 250 people. Those in attendance included relatives of Mark Duggan, Thomas Orchard, Sean Rigg, Roger Sylvester, Anthony Grainger, Joy Gardner, Olaseni Lewis and many more. UFFC said; “High profile Inquests continue to give rise to disturbing accounts given by state officials, which are implausible and/or improbable. Imminent Inquests will no doubt hear further implausible accounts.”