Press releases 2005

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2005
19th December NO PROSECUTION IN RESTRAINT RELATED DEATH OF 15-YEAR OLD GARETH MYATT AT RAINSBROOK SECURE TRAINING CENTRE
13th December FAMILY OF AZELLE RODNEY CALL ON THE IPCC TO REFER CASE TO CPS
5th December INQUEST OPENS INTO DEATH OF 18-YEAR OLD WOMAN IN WORKPLACE BULLYING CASE
2nd December DAMNING VERDICT RETURNED INTO WENDY BOOTH’S DEATH IN CONDEMNED DURHAM PRISON
1st December FAMILY DISAPPOINTED WITH VERDICT AT INQUEST INTO DEATH OF JESSICA ADAM AT HMP NEW HALL
29th November FAMILY OF 16 YEAR OLD CHILD WHO DIED IN PRISON TO CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT’S REFUSAL TO SET UP A PUBLIC INQUIRY
25th November INQUEST OPENS INTO THE DEATH OF WENDY BOOTH AT NOTORIOUS HMP DURHAM
25th November INQUEST OPENS INTO THE DEATH OF JESSICA ADAM AT HMP NEW HALL
23rd November INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF 19 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN PRISON ADJOURNED
21st November INQUEST BEGINS INTO THE DEATH OF 19 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN PRISON
18th November INQUEST OPENS INTO THE DEATH OF MALCOLM CASH
17th November PRISON OMBUDSMAN FINALLY RELEASES REPORT INTO DEATHS AT HMP STYAL TWO YEARS AFTER COMPLETION
16th November CORONER FINDS `SERIOUS FAILINGS AND FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS’ IN PROCEDURES IN HMP NORWICH FOLLOWING DEATH OF 20 YEAR OLD ANDREW BARCLAY
14th November INQUEST OPENS INTO DEATH OF 20-YEAR-OLD IN HMP NORWICH
27th October DEATH IN CUSTODY FAMILIES TO MARCH ON DOWNING STREET
20th October STANLEY FAMILY DEVASTATED AT CPS DECISION NOT TO CHARGE POLICE
17th October DEATHS IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION AND VIOLENT DEPORTATIONS TO DANGEROUS COUNTRIES
14th October JURY RETURN VERDICT IN INQUEST OF VINCENT SHEM – DEATH OF BLACK PRISONER IN HMP WANDSWORTH
12th October JURY RETURN VERDICT IN MARCUS DOWNIE INQUEST – 20 YEAR OLD BLACK MAN WHO DIED IN HMP CHELMSFORD
11th October VINCENT SHEM – DEATH OF BLACK PRISONER IN HMP WANDSWORTH – INQUEST TO BEGIN
11th October KWAME WIREDU– BLACK DEATH IN STOKE NEWINGTON POLICE STATION – INQUEST BEGINS
22nd August PAUL COKER – ANOTHER BLACK DEATH IN METROPOLITAN POLICE CUSTODY
17th August FAMILY CALLS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO DEATH OF JEAN CHARLES DE MENEZES
25th July INQUEST STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF JEAN CHARLES DE MENEZES – INNOCENT MAN SHOT DEAD BY POLICE ON LONDON TUBE TRAIN
21st July IN THE CARE OF THE STATE? LAUNCHED TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
21st July NEW BOOK PROPOSES ABOLITION OF PENAL CUSTODY FOR CHILDREN AFTER 28 DEATHS SINCE 1990
30th June VERDICT RETURNED IN EMMA LEVEY INQUEST – DEATH IN HMP DOWNVIEW
27th June DAMNING INQUEST VERDICTS FOR THE DEATHS OF TWO WOMEN IN PRISON
22nd June POLICE NOT TO BE PROSECUTED IN FIRST BLACK DEATH IN CUSTODY INVESTIGATED BY IPCC
17th June INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF SUE STEVENS – DEATH AT HMP DURHAM – TO BEGIN ON MONDAY
17th June SUMMING UP IN INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF TINA BROMLEY TO BEGIN
17th June EMMA LEVEY DEATH IN PRISON INQUEST TO BEGIN ON MONDAY
16th June RESPONSE OF THE FAMILY OF ROGER SYLVESTER TO THE CPS DECISION
3rd June HEATHROW POLICE SHOOTING INQUEST BEGINS
3rd June INQUEST OPENS INTO THE DEATH OF TINA BROMLEY – FIRST OF 13 SELF-INFLICTED DEATHS OF WOMEN IN PRISON IN 2004
27th May JURY RETURN NARRATIVE VERDICT IN DEATH IN POLICE CUSTODY OF JOEY JACKSON
17th May VERDICT IN INQUEST INTO DEATH OF ASYLUM SEEKER
17th May JOEY JACKSON – INQUEST OF RESTRAINT RELATED DEATH TO BEGIN
12th May FAMILY OUTRAGED AT HIGH COURT DECISION IN CASE OF HARRY STANLEY
11th May FAMILY OF AZELLE RODNEY – CONTROVERSIAL POLICE SHOOTING – SEEK WITNESSES
29th April INQUEST INTO DEATH OF ASYLUM SEEKER TO BEGIN
28th April COURT ORDERS PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF BRAIN DAMAGED PRISONER IN TEST CASE
26th April VERDICT RETURNED AT INQUEST INTO DEATH OF JULIE WALSH – BUT KEY QUESTION REMAINS UNANSWERED
25th April VERDICT DUE AT INQUEST INTO DEATH OF JULIE WALSH IN HMP STYAL
22nd April CORONER TO START SUMMING UP EVIDENCE HEARD IN INQUEST OF JULIE WALSH DEATH IN HMP STYAL
8th April INQUEST OPENS INTO THE DEATH OF JULIE WALSH IN HMP STYAL
7th April PRISON IS NO PLACE FOR CHILDREN
23rd March DEATHS IN PRISON NOT INCLUDED IN DRAFT CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER BILL
2nd March PAUL DAY– DEATH IN PRISON – INQUEST VERDICT RETURNED
1st March PAUL DAY– DEATH IN PRISON – INQUEST VERDICT DUE TOMORROW
23rd February NICE GUIDANCE – A PROFOUNDLY INADEQUATE RESPONSE TO THE DEATH OF DAVID ‘ROCKY’ BENNETT
11th February KWAME WIREDU– BLACK DEATH IN STOKE NEWINGTON POLICE STATION – INQUEST TO BEGIN ON MONDAY
10th February VERDICT RETURNED IN JOLENE WILLIS INQUEST – DEATH IN HMP STYAL
2nd February FIRST DEATH OF A WOMAN IN PRISON THIS YEAR
28th January JOLENE WILLIS– DEATH IN HMP STYAL – INQUEST TO BEGIN
24th January VERDICT IN SARAH CAMPBELL INQUEST – 18-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO DIED IN HMP STYAL
21st January VERDICT DUE IN SARAH CAMPBELL INQUEST – DEATH IN HMP STYAL
21st January ANOTHER CHILD DIES IN PRISON – GOVERNMENT MUST HOLD PUBLIC INQUIRY
20th January SUMMING UP DUE IN SARAH CAMPBELL INQUEST – DEATH IN HMP STYAL
20th January INQUEST’S RESPONSE TO TODAY’S IPCC CONFERENCE LOOKING AT POLICING AND MENTAL HEALTH TO DISCUSS HOW IMPROVEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO CURRENT SERVICES
11th January GOVERNMENT PUBLISH RESPONSE TO INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO THE RESTRAINT RELATED DEATH OF BLACK MAN ROCKY BENNETT IN PSYCHIATRIC DETENTION
7th January KEBBA JOBE – BLACK RESTRAINT DEATH IN POLICE CUSTODY – INQUEST TO BEGIN
6th January SARAH CAMPBELL INQUEST TO BEGIN
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