Coroner seeks answers over hospital treatment of teen who killed himself – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in children, hospitals, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘A coroner is writing to the health secretary over the case of a troubled 17-year-old who took his own life after discharging himself from hospital at the weekend without being seen by specialists in mental health in children and young people.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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UK prison system ‘in total meltdown’ as sexual assaults and violent crimes soar in jails – The Independent

Posted April 29th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide, violence by tracey

‘An alarming rise in the number of murders, sexual assaults and attempted hangings has sparked warnings the prison system is on the “verge of collpase”.’

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The Independent, 28th April 2016

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Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Protection has just ruled that where a court has restricted the publication of information during proceedings that were in existence during a person’s lifetime, it has not only the right but the duty to consider, when requested to do so, whether that information should continue to be protected following the person’s death.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th April 2016

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Judge criticises army drink and sex culture as two former soldiers cleared of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2016 in alcohol abuse, armed forces, courts martial, inquests, news, rape, suicide by tracey

‘A judge has criticised a culture of “excessive drinking” and sexual relationships within the Royal Military Police, as two former soldiers were acquitted of raping a colleague who later killed herself.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th April 2016

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Deepcut inquest: Bullet wound ‘consistent’ with self-inflicted injury – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2016 in armed forces, expert witnesses, firearms, forensic science, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘The bullet wound that killed a teenage soldier was “consistent” with a self-inflicted injury, according to a ballistics expert.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2016

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Suicide attempts at UK immigration removal centres at all-time high – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in deportation, detention, immigration, news, reports, statistics, suicide by sally

‘The number of suicide attempts in immigration removal centres is at an all-time high, averaging more than one a day, according to official figures.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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Harold Shipman timed suicide to ensure his wife got £100k pension pay out – The Independent

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in death in custody, news, pensions, suicide by sally

‘Serial killer Harold Shipman timed his suicide so his wife could cash in a £100,000 pension payout, according to secret prison records. ‘

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The Independent, 20th March 2016

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Police guilty of misconduct over woman who died in cell – The Guardian

‘Two police officers and two members of police staff were found to have committed misconduct over the way they dealt with a “very vulnerable” woman who was found dead in a police cell.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2016

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Inquest criticises care of woman who killed herself in police cell – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has criticised failings in the care of a woman who killed herself in a police cell, saying that insufficient steps had been taken to protect her welfare.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2016

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Carer found guilty of murdering her multiple sclerosis-suffering father – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2016 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, gender, murder, news, prisons, suicide, transsexuals by sally

‘A carer who claimed she suffocated her father because of his “intolerable” multiple sclerosis has been found guilty of murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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Prisons fail to act on inmates’ suicide risks, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2016 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by sally

‘Clues that prisoners may take their own lives are too often missed, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2016

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Deepcut recruit’s alleged suicide ‘did not match emotional state’ – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2016 in armed forces, bias, bullying, inquests, murder, news, suicide by sally

‘A teenage recruit found shot dead at Deepcut barracks in Surrey 20 years ago was behaving normally on the day of her death, although she had been having relationship problems, an inquest has heard.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2016

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Fresh inquest may shed light on mystery Deepcut shootings – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2016 in armed forces, evidence, forensic science, human rights, inquests, inquiries, news, suicide by tracey

‘Independent inquiry into recruit Cheryl James’s death in 1995 is “milestone” in history of unexplained barracks deaths.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2016

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Rules on whether transgender prisoners go to male or female jails to be reviewed – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2015 in death in custody, gender, news, prisons, probation, suicide, transsexuals, women by sally

‘The rules governing how transgender prisoners are treated – and whether they are sent to male or female prisons – are to be reviewed, the Ministry of Justice has announced.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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Transgender woman who was sent to male prison is freed – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2015 in news, prisons, suicide, transsexuals by tracey

‘A transgender woman who was sent to a male prison, causing a storm of protest, has been freed after 40 days behind bars.
Tara Hudson, 26, spent a week in the all-male HMP Bristol, where she was tormented by inmates, before being moved to a female prison after more than 150,000 people signed a petition calling for her to be transferred.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2015

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Prisons to introduce tests for legal highs in bid to reduce violence – The Guardian

‘Ministers claim the introduction of new drug tests able to detect legal highs such as spice and black mamba will prove a “gamechanger” in curbing the rising tide of violence in jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Second transgender prisoner found dead in male jail – The Guardian

‘A transgender woman has become the second trans prisoner in the space of a month to apparently take their own life while serving time in a male jail in England.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Prison law failing trans people: the Round-up – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 26th, 2015 in news, prisons, suicide, transsexuals by tracey

‘LGBT campaigners have called for an urgent reform of the law, following the death of 21 year-old transgender woman Vicky Thompson in an all-male prison. Ms Thompson had previously said that she would take her own life if she were placed in a prison for men.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 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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Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Since his appointment as Justice Secretary & Lord Chancellor in May this year, the Rt Hon Michael Gove has maintained a fairly low profile. Aside from his Making Prisons Work speech in July, Mr Gove’s plans for the future of the Criminal Justice System have not been very clearly outlined. Although since his swearing in, to the delight of many, Gove has managed to overturn the previous Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling’s ban on books for prisoners; scrapped plans to create a super youth prison; and halted massively controversial plans for the UK to undertake Saudi Arabian prison training contracts.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 6th November 2015

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