We remember our comrade Pauline Campbell : 10 Years on!

Pauline Campbell RIP

4WardEverUK pays respect to our dear sister and comrade as we mark the 10th anniversary of her tragic death.

Pauline Campbell was found dead on 15 May 2008, not far from the grave of her daughter Sarah. Sarah died in January 2003 in HMP Styal.

Picture: Pauline Campbell at the annual UFFC Rally & Demo in 2007.

Pauline was committed not just to campaigning but also to helping INQUEST’s work in supporting bereaved families. She was one of a number of bereaved parents who turned their own personal loss into sustained campaign action and protest. Read the rest of this entry

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New report: Still Dying on the Inside

Office Files Bindersource: INQUEST
published: 2 May 2018

INQUEST has today released Still Dying on the Inside: Examining Deaths in Women’s Prisons.

The report highlights the lack of action from successive governments and puts forward recommendations to redirect resources from criminal justice to community-based services and close women’s prisons.

Still Dying on the Inside was launched yesterday evening at a parliamentary meeting hosted by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. INQUEST’s work with bereaved families seeks to make visible the women behind the statistics and we heard powerful and moving testimonies from family members of women who have died. Read the rest of this entry

Lack of professionalism and failures criticised at inquest of Emily Hartley

Emily Hartley

Emily Hartley

source: INQUEST
published: 1 February 2018

The inquest into the self-inflicted death of Emily Hartley has concluded with the jury finding a lack of professionalism at HMP New Hall, including in the implementation of suicide and self-harm procedures (ACCT*), contributed to the 21 year old’s death on 23 April 2016.

She was the youngest of 22 women to die in women’s prisons in 2016, the highest annual number of deaths on record. Including Emily, there have been five deaths in HMP New Hall since 2016. Read the rest of this entry