Record number of prison deaths ‘due to cuts and overcrowding’ – The Independent

Posted October 31st, 2014 in budgets, death in custody, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The number of people dying in prison has risen to its highest level since records began more than 30 years ago, figures released by the Ministry of Justice show.’

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The Independent, 31st October 2014

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Prison inspector warns of ‘widening cracks’ in system – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in drug abuse, news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘There has been a “rapid deterioration” in prison safety in England and Wales, the prisons inspector has warned.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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European Convention on Human Rights: What has it ever done for us? – The Independent

‘As the Tories attempt to dilute the treaty’s authority in the UK, James Cusick takes a look at the difference it has made.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Martin Goldberg failings ‘an accident waiting to happen’ – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2014 in indecent photographs of children, news, suicide, teachers, voyeurism by tracey

‘Failings to fully investigate a teacher who took indecent photographs of pupils were “an accident waiting to happen”, an ex-child protection chief has said.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2014

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Police alerted two years ago over Essex teacher who had indecent images – The Guardian

‘Police have been accused of a series of failings that left a deputy headmaster free for two years to secretly film pupils undressing using cameras hidden in an Essex school’s changing rooms. Scores of indecent images of boys aged nine to 12 were found at the home of Martin Goldberg, 46, a maths teacher at Thorpe Hall school in Southend, who took his own life this month after being visited by detectives.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2014

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Dr Arun Singhal suspended for telling patient to kill herself – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, mental health, news, professional conduct, suicide by tracey

‘A doctor who told a patient who was threatening to kill herself to “go and jolly well do it now” has been suspended for three months.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Royal hoax phone call inquest: Nurse ‘took own life’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2014 in confidentiality, hospitals, inquests, media, news, nurses, pregnancy, royal family, suicide by tracey

‘A nurse who put through a hoax phone call at a hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated took her own life, a coroner has concluded.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Glen Parva suicidal detainee ‘not kept safe’ – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2014 in inquests, mental health, news, standards, suicide, young offenders by tracey

‘A man with mental health problems killed himself at a young offenders institute after he was wrongly judged “low risk” and was inadequately monitored, an inquest jury has decided.’

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BBC New, 11th September 2014

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UK prisons ‘failing to identify suicidal inmates’ – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘There are too many cases of prisons failing to identify inmates who are a suicide risk despite the presence of clear warning signs, an official watchdog has warned after a “troubling” 64% rise in self-inflicted deaths behind bars in the past year.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2014

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Call for inquiry into death at Morton Hall immigration detention centre – The Guardian

‘The family of a 26-year-old man who died at an immigration detention centre have called for an urgent independent inquiry saying they have concerns about the circumstances surrounding his death.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2014

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Ombudsman slams prison service on suicides – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2014 in news, ombudsmen, prisons, suicide by sally

‘Failings in the prison service are leaving “vulnerable and isolated” young people at risk from suicide and self-harm, the Prison Ombudsman has concluded.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2014

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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s policy ‘responsible for prisoner suicides’ – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘Chief Inspector slams Justice Secretary for failures on staffing and overcrowding.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2014

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‘Concern’ over more than fifth of prisons – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2014 in death in custody, fugitive offenders, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is “of concern”, a government body has said.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2014

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DPP to examine treatment of witnesses after abuse victim’s death – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions (DPP) said she recognised the “real issue” over whether victims and witnesses are treated fairly after the death of a sex abuse victim sparked calls for reform.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2014

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Chief inspector of prisons: Conditions ‘getting worse’ – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2014 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘There has been a “significant” and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2014

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The issue of assisted suicide – are changes on the horizon? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Supreme Court considered two appeals together, concerning three appellants who had suffered from permanent and catastrophic physical disabilities and wished to die at the time of their choosing. However, they were not physically capable of ending their own life unaided. The court considered, among other things, whether the Suicide Act 1961, s 2 infringed the appellants’ rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, art 8 (ECHR).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th July 2014

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Prisons face overcrowding due to policy failure, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2014 in budgets, news, ombudsmen, prisons, sexual offences, standards, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The public is being put at risk by a “political and policy failure” in jails which risks boiling over this summer, the prisons’ inspectorate has warned as the government admitted more inmates would have to share cells to cope with an unexpected rise in numbers.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2014

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Care for teenage karate champion so bad it ‘breached human rights’, coroner rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Dana Baker, who represented Great Britain in karate, killed herself after “serious and systematic failings” in her care by a council that was too busy and overworked to help her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2014

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MoD denies access to files for Deepcut soldier’s family – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2014 in armed forces, disclosure, evidence, freedom of information, news, suicide by sally

‘The family of a teenage soldier who died after being shot twice in the head at the Deepcut barracks have been denied access to a cache of files they believe could shed light on his death, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2014

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Train driver traumatised by death on tracks fights loss of compensation – The Independent

‘It was around midday on 31 March 2012 that Nik Douglas’s life changed forever. The 37-year-old train driver was travelling through Northallerton station on the way to Newcastle when he saw a man in his sixties standing alone on the platform. He thought nothing of the lone figure, turning instead to check the opposite platform. By the time Mr Douglas looked back again, the man was crouching on the tracks in front of his train. But because of a recent change in the law, Mr Douglas could be the last person in the country to receive compensation for such trauma.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2014

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