This event will be looking at some of the elements that led to the Mental Health Use of Force Act (Seni’s Law) being passed through parliament last year and how various agencies have responded to this significant development.
Tag: Government & State
Survivors and bereaved of Grenfell Tower are to tell the government that it risks allowing a second disaster by “going through the motions” and failing to tackle the root causes of the fire.
During 2017, 4WardEver UK and the United Families & Friends Campaign had put their support behind new research conducted by Dr David Baker of Coventry University, examining custody deaths from the viewpoint of the affected families.
The Rev. Joy Powell says she was “raped, railroaded and bamboozled” by police. Her crime? Being a poor Black woman who faced off against the police – protesting their violent brutality against Black people in Rochester, N.Y.C.
New Hampshire, which hasn’t executed anyone in 80 years and has only one inmate on death row, on Thursday became the latest state to abolish the death penalty when the state Senate voted to override the governor’s veto.
A report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman notes: “We are concerned that healthcare staff at Chelmsford did not fully understand the correct process for transferring prisoners under the Mental Health Act.
For Balraj Suppiah the pain of losing his brother in 2017 is made all the more difficult by the brutality of his death. S. Balamurugan, 44, was arrested on suspicion of car robbery and was allegedly beaten badly by police officers while in custody.
Ethnic minority people have a greatly increased risk of being detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, even when accounting for their increased risk of receiving a diagnosis of a severe mental illness.