Archive for the ‘Custody Deaths’ Category

originally published: 12th July 2009 New figures released by the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody show that in the past 10 years 3,540 of those detained in NHS facilities, including high-security psychiatric hospitals, have died. The figures have been condemned as “horrific” by the Howard League for Penal Reform, which will launch a campaign […]


originally published: 10th July 2009 French riot police firing teargas and plastic bullets have struggled to contain three nights of rioting and arson by youths on suburban estates in the Loire, amid protests over the death of a 21-year-old in police custody. High-rises in Firminy, a small town bordering countryside on the outskirts of Saint-√Čtienne, […]


Mikey Powell’s family have issued the following Press Statement shortly to be published in the Birmingham Mail: …………………………………………….. Last Friday, 2 July, the family of Mikey Powell came a step closer to finding out exactly how Mikey died. The High Court in London ordered that Northants police allow them access to 4000 documents relating to […]