Some restraint techniques used in youth system ‘could kill children’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2016 in children, news, personal injuries, reports, restraint, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘An internal Ministry of Justice (MoJ) assessment of restraint used against children and teenagers in young offenders institutions and secure training centres found that some techniques could kill or leave them disabled, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2016

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Holocaust survivor: care home feels like being back in concentration camp – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in care homes, deprivation of liberty safeguards, elderly, news, restraint by sally

‘Holocaust survivor who said living in a care home reminded her of being back in a Nazi concentration camp has been given special permission by a court to return home despite her frail condition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2016

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Emily Maitlis stalker jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2016 in mental health, news, recidivists, restraint, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘An “obsessed” stalker has been jailed for three years after bombarding the BBC’s Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis with letters and emails over a period of 25 years.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Kingsley Burrell: Family’s long fight for custody death answers – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2016 in complaints, death in custody, mental health, news, police, racism, restraint by sally

‘More than five years after his death in custody, the family of Kingsley Burrell is still waiting to learn if three police officers will face charges. His case has now been taken up by the Black Lives Matter movement. But after years of delays, the family’s questions are still the same – just how and why did he die?’

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BBC News, 1st September 2016

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UK police watchdog to investigate use of spit hood on black man – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in complaints, news, police, restraint by sally

‘The police watchdog has said it is to investigate the use of a spit hood during the arrest of a young black man who was allegedly pinned to the ground by four police officers.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2016

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Pregnant mental health patient ‘pinned to floor’ – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2016 in hospitals, mental health, news, pregnancy, restraint by sally

‘A mental health trust has launched an investigation after a heavily pregnant patient was allegedly dragged from a seat and pinned to the floor by staff.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2016

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Agoraphobic can be sedated and taken from home to undergo eye surgery, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘An agoraphobic woman can be sedated and taken from the home she has hardly left for many years so doctors can perform an eye operation, a judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2016

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Restraint use on child prisoners doubles, says Howard League – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2016 in charities, children, inquiries, news, prisons, restraint, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘Children held in custody in England and Wales are twice as likely to have force used against them by staff than they were five years ago, research suggests.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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IPCC criticises Sussex police over hooding of disabled 11-year-old girl – The Guardian

‘Sussex police have been strongly criticised by the force watchdog after an 11-year-old disabled girl was hooded, handcuffed and detained in custody for a total of more than 60 hours.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2016

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Logan Peters killed himself following police custody – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in detention, inquests, mental health, news, restraint, suicide by tracey

‘A series of police failures caused a man to kill himself a day after being released from custody, an inquest found.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2016

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Won’t Someone Think of the Children? – Panopticon

Posted May 6th, 2016 in detention, freedom of information, news, restraint, young offenders by tracey

‘There has long been considerable public concern over the restraint techniques used in young offender institutions and secure training centres. In Willow v Information Commissioner & Ministry of Justice [2016] UKUT 157 (AAC), the Upper Tribunal had to consider the public interest balance as it applied to section 31(1)(f) FOIA, i.e. information prejudicial to the maintenance of security and good order in prisons or other institutions in which people are detained. The request had been for the physical restraint training manual, and the FTT had upheld the application of the exemption.’

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Panopticon, 6th May 2016

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Government to take over running of G4S Medway young offenders unit after child abuse allegations – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2016 in bullying, detention, news, restraint, young offenders by tracey

‘Five members of staff were arrested after undercover filming in the unit appeared to show staff bullying vulnerable children and using unnecessary force to restrain them.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2016

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Calls for review of police use of restraint over lung cancer patient’s death – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2016 in death in custody, inquests, news, police, restraint by sally

‘A senior coroner has called for a national review of police use of restraints after an inquest jury found a decision to restrain a 57-year-old man suffering from lung cancer and pneumonia in hospital contributed to his death.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2016

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Sean Rigg death: case against five police officers referred to CPS – The Guardian

‘Prosecutors are to consider whether they should bring criminal charges against five police officers over the arrest, restraint and detention of Sean Rigg, a musician who died in Metropolitan police custody.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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G4S to sell controversial youth jail contracts – The Guardian

‘The private security firm G4S is to sell its UK children’s services business, including its contracts to run two youth prisons, weeks after damning footage emerged of its staff using excessive force on children.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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Lee Rigby killer sues Prison Service after having teeth knocked out – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2015 in assault, news, personal injuries, police, prisons, restraint by sally

‘One of the men who killed the British soldier Lee Rigby is suing for compensation two years after his teeth were knocked out during an incident at Belmarsh prison.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2015

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Prisons inspector welcomes improved restraint systems after deaths of two children – The Guardian

‘The chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has welcomed “significant improvements” in the handling and restraint of children in custody following the deaths of two boys in 2004.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2015

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Home Office accused of breaking rules on cuffing asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2015 in asylum, detention, health, news, restraint, women by sally

‘The Home Office has been accused of breaching its guidelines on handcuffing asylum seekers, which were updated after an elderly man with dementia died while shackled in a detention centre near Heathrow.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2015

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Broadmoor Hospital inspection reveals ‘urgent’ changes required – BBC News

‘Broadmoor Hospital has been told to make urgent changes after a report which highlighted the “overuse” of face-down restraints on patients. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated the high-security hospital in Berkshire “inadequate” after an inspection.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2015

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Appeal judges limit professional privilege where lives are at risk – Legal Futures

Posted August 11th, 2015 in appeals, mental health, news, nurses, privilege, restraint, solicitors by sally

‘Legal professional privilege can be qualified in the “rare circumstances” where it is necessary to impose a requirement that other people are present at discussions between lawyers and clients, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 10th August 2015

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