INQUEST in the media 2008

The links below are to news items which featured INQUEST or raised issues of concern to us in 2008.

December 2008
The De Menezes verdict: will it give the family a sense of justice? (The Times )
Jails get go-ahead to continue using pain to control children (The Guardian)
What does verdict mean for the Met Police? (BBC Radio 4 Real Audio stream )
Secret inquest proposal ‘on hold’ (BBC)
November 2008
Family of man shot dead by police while under surveillance is denied inquest (The Independent)
October 2008
Firearms officers told to stop colluding over statements (The Guardian)
‘Secret’ inquest bid axed from Bill (Press Association)
Government abandons secret inquests in terror bill (The Guardian)
Secret inquests plans ‘dropped’ (BBC)
Another attack on our civil liberties (letter in The Guardian )
Children’s Report (letter in The Guardian )
September 2008
Endangered species (The Economist )
Police shootings causing concern (The Independent )
August 2008
Prison officers join critics of Titan superjails  (The Guardian )
Titan prisons are not the solution (The Guardian)
Uproar at plan to hold inquests in secret (The Times )
Inquiries: seeing is believing (The Times )
July 2008
Prisoner died after less than a week in jail (Yorkshire Post)
This prison is unsafe (The Guardian )
June 2008
Fears on move to keep inquest evidence secret (The Observer )
May 2008
Prisons campaigner laid to rest (BBC Online)
Another death in custody: ‘How did my son die?’ (Socialist Worker)
Last Word obituaries programme on Pauline Campbell (BBC Radio 4)
Pauline Campbell – Tireless crusader against prison deaths (Obituary in The Guardian)
A mother who fought to the end (The Guardian)
Legislation update: Women offenders (The Times)
My son did not have to be shot, says barrister’s father (The Independent )
April 2008
Women in custody: a shameful record of deaths in prison (Socialist Worker)
Alternatives to imprisoning women offenders (letter to the Daily Telegraph)
Deaths in detention (INQUEST article in Criminal Justice Matters)
(Daily Telegraph article about Dying on the Inside) More prisons are not the answer
(Article in The Times on Richard Chapman) How a walk turned into a funeral march
March 2008
Sick and suicidal: plight of women in UK jails (The Guardian)
Intervening in inquests will undermine confidence in verdicts (The Guardian)
Restraints on children ‘must end’ (BBC Online)
Reforming the Coroners’ Courts (BBC Online)
January 2008
Rise in London prisoner suicides (BBC Online)
Families demand full inquests for deaths in secure hospitals (The Independent)
A scandal that still besets our jails (letter to The Guardian)
Petra Blanksby inquest begins (Community Care)
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