Prisoner died after staff were ‘not properly trained to save lives’, coroner rules – The Independent

‘A prisoner died after staff when to provide adequate life support after he was found unresponsive in his bunk, a coroner has ruled.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2023

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Parents of man left to die in prison say care failures will haunt them for ever – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2022 in bereavement, death in custody, families, inquests, negligence, news, nurses, prisons by sally

‘The parents of a 25-year-old man left to die in a cell by a negligent prison nurse given responsibility for 800 inmates have told how the conditions in which their son died will haunt them for ever.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2022

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In Britain, a jail sentence is often a death sentence. What’s going on in our prisons? – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2022 in criminal justice, death in custody, minorities, news, prisons by sally

‘Last year, 371 people died behind closed doors. We want justice for them – and an end to a cruel, complacent system.’

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The Guardian, 30th October

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Black deaths in UK prisons are among most violent and neglectful, damning report finds – The Independent

‘The deaths of Black and mixed-race people in UK prisons are among the most violent and prevalent, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2022

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Deaths in police custody lowest since 2004-05 in England and Wales – watchdog – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2022 in death in custody, news, police, statistics by michael

‘Deaths in police custody in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest level since 2004-05, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) says.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2022

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Police failed woman who killed herself in Blackburn cell, inquest finds – The Guardian

‘Police officers failed a vulnerable and suicidal woman after arresting her and putting her in a police cell where she killed herself, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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Calls for urgent action as deaths in prisons hit record levels – The Independent

Posted January 28th, 2022 in death in custody, mental health, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘The government has been urged to change its “harmful and dangerous” prison system after the number of deaths among inmates hit record levels.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2022

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Call to stop jailing pregnant women in England after baby dies in prison toilet – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2022 in bereavement, birth, death in custody, imprisonment, news, pregnancy, women by tracey

‘Vulnerable pregnant women are being imprisoned for non-violent offences, in some cases within just a few weeks of their babies’ due date, according to new research set to be published on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2022

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Unreasonable force contributed to death of black man restrained in Leicester, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2021 in attempts, death in custody, inquests, news, police, professional conduct, restraint, robbery by sally

‘A jury has found that unreasonable force used during restraint probably contributed to the death of a 29-year-old black man who was held down for 17 minutes after attempting to rob a Leicestershire supermarket.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2021

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HMP Leeds death could have been prevented by information sharing – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2021 in coroners, death in custody, inquests, law firms, mental health, news, prisons, solicitors, suicide by tracey

‘A prisoner may not have died if information was passed on about his suicidal thoughts, a coroner has said.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2021

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Police officer guilty of misconduct over handling of mental health patient who died in custody – The Independent

‘A police sergeant who failed to properly assess a “vulnerable” woman in his custody who later died is guilty of gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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Kevin Clarke death: police watchdog reopens investigation – The Guardian

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has reopened its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Kevin Clarke, a mentally ill black man who could be heard saying the words “I can’t breathe” while he was being restrained by police shortly before he died.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2021

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More than 50 died in Home Office asylum seeker accommodation in past five years – The Guardian

‘More than 50 people have died in Home Office asylum seeker accommodation in the last five years, with the number increasing steeply over the past 18 months, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2021

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UN calls for end of ‘impunity’ for police violence against black people – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2021 in death in custody, news, police, racism, reports, United Nations, violence by sally

‘A UN report that analysed racial justice in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd has called on member states including the UK to end the “impunity” enjoyed by police officers who violate the human rights of black people.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2021

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Andrew Hall inquest: Police used ‘justified’ force on man who died – BBC News

‘Police officers used “justified, necessary and proportionate” force to restrain a man who later died, an inquest jury has found.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2021

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Police watchdog threatened with legal action over inquiry into man’s death – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has been threatened with legal action for refusing to investigate whether the conduct of officers who restrained a man for a significant period of time committed a criminal offence or that their behaviour amounts to misconduct.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2021

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Immigration removal and an Article 2 inquest – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (Lawal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2021), Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), Unreported, JR/626/2020 (V).
The death of an immigration detainee, as with all prisoners, is rightly subject to legal scrutiny. This is because detainees are completely under the state’s control. Article 2 ECHR requires that the state carry out an effective investigation into all deaths in detention where there is a reasonable suspicion that the death was unnatural. A coroner is required to hold an inquest into all deaths in custody, and specifically a jury inquest where there is reason to suspect the death is violent or unnatural. In this case, a two-judge panel of the Upper Tribunal (President of the Upper Tribunal, Mr Justice Lane, and Upper Tribunal Judge Canavan) found that the respondent Home Secretary had breached her Article 2 procedural obligations in respect of deaths in immigration detention. In particular, she had failed to ensure that crucial witness evidence was secured for use at an inquest and had failed to halt the deportation of a relevant witness.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th April 2021

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Home Office breaching human rights law by failing to investigate detainee deaths, court rules – The Independent

‘The Home Office’s policy for investigating deaths in immigration detention has been found to breach human rights law.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2021

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Police watchdog expands inquiry into death of Mohamud Hassan – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog has begun an investigation into another four police officers as part of its inquiry into the sudden death of a man shortly after being released from custody.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2021

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Police watchdog says Mohamud Hassan may have been injured during disturbance at home – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog investigating the arrest of a man who died suddenly after being released from custody, have indicated he could have suffered injuries during a large disturbance at his home the night before his death.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2021

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