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originally published: 14 May 2013
Pauline Campbell was found dead on 15th May 2008, lying on the grave of her daughter Sarah. Sarah tragically died in January 2003 whilst in HMP Styal.
Picture: Pauline Campbell with Benjamin Zephaniah, Cousin of Mikey Powell @ the ‘Moving Forward Together’ event, Birmingham, 2005.
4WardEver UK set up a website in memory of Pauline shortly after her death was announced, and maintains this site in her honour and to ensure that stories related to the deaths of women and young girls within the prison and psychiatric system are kept in the public eye.
Tippa Naphtali, of 4WardEver and The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign said; “Pauline was the type of person that if you only ever met once you would be sure never to forget. Read the rest of this entry
Written by: Tippa Naphtali
16th January 2012
This article has been reproduced to mark the 9th anniversary of Sarah’s death: Her mother speaks >
The 18th January 2012 marks 9 years since the death of Sarah Campbell, who took her own life after critical failings in the duty of care owed to her by the officers and staff of Styal Prison, Cheshire.
Her mother, Pauline Campbell, took to an unflinching journey of protest and quest for justice and reforms, which saw her arrested at several demonstrations outside women’s prisons. Sadly, 5 years later, Pauline also took her own life still torn with a mother’s grief from the loss of her only child.
Pauline had been a tireless campaigner against deaths of women in custody since the tragic death of her daughter, and she was awarded the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize in October 2005. The prize is awarded each year to a woman or group who has, through their actions, writing or campaigning; raised awareness of violence against women and children.