Following a legal challenge by Deighton Pierce Glynn client, the Justice Secretary has agreed to introduce stronger safeguards and to record equality impacts in the roll out of chemical restraint in prisons. The Equality and Human Rights Commission funded our client, who is a disabled person,...

A jury has returned a critical conclusion in the first of a series of inquests concerned with deaths at HMP Nottingham. They unanimously found there was: Inadequate care and support from the mental health services. For instance, failure to re-book missed appointments, not creating a...

Before HM Coroner Emma Brown Birmingham and Solihull Coroners Court 50 Newton St, Birmingham B4 6NE Opens 10 June 2019 Scheduled for five – six days Marcus McGuire was 35 years old when he died on 24 April 2018. He was found unresponsive in his cell at HMP Birmingham and...

A jury yesterday found further significant failures in the management of a vulnerable prisoner in HMP Woodhill, including a failure to properly assess his mental health and to take all reasonable precautions to prevent Thomas from taking his own life. The Milton Keynes jury had been...

A jury today found further failures in the management of a vulnerable prisoner in HMP Woodhill. The Milton Keynes jury had been hearing evidence in the inquest into the death of Michael Cameron, who was 45 at the time of his death. On 26 April...

28  year old Tedros, a refugee originally from Eritrea, was found hanging in his cell on G wing in HMP Pentonville on 19 January 2016. The inquest into his death will be heard before a jury at St Pancras Coroner’s court from 28 November. The hearing...

The High Court has given permission in a claim seeking to tackle the exceptionally high suicide rate at HMP Woodhill. The rate of suicide at the prison has been the highest in the whole prison estate for two years. The High Court has given permission...