Female transgender prisoners will be housed separately from other inmates at a prison in Surrey for the first time in the UK. A wing at HMP Downview, in Sutton, will be used to hold three transgender prisoners without access to other inmates.
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The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the investigation into the murder of human rights lawyer Pat Finucane was not an effective investigation but the court left it to the government to decide whether a new investigation should take place.
The sister of former paratrooper Christopher Alder who died in police custody 20 years ago says she “absolutely loves” a new graffiti tribute. The artwork is by well known Hull graffiti artist Preston Fox.
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Today the Mental Health (Use of Force) Bill has received Royal Assent in Parliament, eight years after the death of Seni Lewis. Known as Seni’s Law, the Bill will increase protections and oversight on use of force in mental health settings.
The INQUEST Skills and Support Toolkit is a resource for families and friends dealing with the aftermath of a sudden bereavement, and helps to build a range of skills to support their rights and access to information.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), in partnership with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), have announced the new ‘Seni Lewis Award’ in memory of Mr Lewis and to mark his death in 2010.
On the surface, Thursday’s decision by the state of Washington’s Supreme Court declaring its death penalty unconstitutional might seem to impact only the folks tucked away in the nation’s northwestern corner.