Remembering Pauline Campbell : Six Years On…

Benjamin Zephaniah & Pauline Campbellby: Remember Pauline
published: 24 April 2013

Pauline 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.

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Picture: Pauline Campbell with Benjamin Zephaniah, Cousin of Mikey Powell @ the ‘Moving Forward Together’ event held in 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.

“This had a more worrying connotation for Government officials and departments and authorities within the prison and mental health service, and she became a most forceful and articulate thorn in their side forcing home the message that deaths in the prison and psychiatric system simply had to be addressed.”

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