A visiting scheme envisaged to deter police misconduct in custody is not fit for purpose.
Police culture under the spotlight.
Angiolini review calls for fundamental changes to police practice in the 21st century.
The new psychoactive drug Spice is taking its toll on frontline policing.
Deaths after leaving custody are often ‘hidden’ from proper scrutiny.
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New research suggests 400 people have died from suspected suicide within 48 hours of leaving police detention in the last seven years.
Under pressure to confess?
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People with mental health issues and learning disabilities should all have someone to make sure the police don't take advantage of them during interviews.
Prisoners’ mental health was identified as an issue in the 1700s.
As long ago as 1780, John Howard noted that prisons were housing more “idiots and lunatics” and emphasised the detrimental effects that this had on the prison regime for both sets of prisoners. But while…