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.
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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.
The Metropolitan police’s use of force has risen sharply in the last year, with black people far more likely to be subjected to such tactics than anyone else, the Guardian can reveal.
The Ministry of Justice has today (26 July 2018) released the latest statistics on safety, deaths and self-harm in custody. The data shows that levels of self-harm and violence in prison continues to escalate.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said three people died after being held in a police cell, and another five died after being held in a cell, becoming unwell and then being pronounced dead in hospital.
A new law which ensures better monitoring of the use of force against patients in mental health units has been approved by MPs. “Seni’s law” was inspired by Olaseni Lewis who died in 2010 soon after being restrained by 11 police officers.