Voter support for a ballot measure to repeal California’s death penalty has jumped dramatically, though not enough to ensure its passage, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found.
Tag: Prison Reform
A new evidence based report examining the experiences and treatment of children and young people who died in prison custody in England and Wales is published by INQUEST and the Prison Reform Trust today. Fatally Flawed: Has the state learned lessons from the deaths of children and young people in prison? is an in-depth analysis of the deaths of children and young people (aged 18-24) while in the care of the state.
World Day Against the Death Penalty 2012 has taken place on 10 October 2012. The collection of articles below give a flavour of its history and of events that took place all over the world. Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi has made a statement to mark the ninth anniversary of the World Day Against the Death Penalty on 10 October, and the fifth anniversary of the European Day Against the Death Penalty.
September 21 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Troy Davis. Davis was executed by the state of Georgia for a crime he probably did not commit. Davis’s original trial was flawed, and there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime.
Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is a popular definition of insanity. Those of us across the country trying repeatedly to pass bills that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant women in jails and prisons are hardly insane.
The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s execution law, calling it unconstitutional. In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that, under Arkansas’ constitution, only the legislature can set execution policy.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) have published their review of unclassified prison deaths between 2010 and 2011 today, following discussion of the recommendations at the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody on 12 June.
Changes have been made to CCTV systems in prison vans after a suspect died while being transported to a police custody centre. An inquest into the death of Tony Davies heard how he was unresponsive when the van arrived at Middlewich Custody Suite.