Every year around 9,000 women are sent to prison, yet the only risk of harm posed by most of them is to themselves. Suicides in prison are on the rise. Already this year five women have taken their own lives inside.
The senior coroner in the investigation into the death Olaseni Lewis has flagged up concerns over the impartiality of staff at the mental health facility where the 23-year-old was restrained by police officers.
A “significant” piece of “sensitive information” has been sent to the Birmingham & Solihull coroner who is considering reopening the Birmingham pub bombings inquests.
Before David ‘Rocky’ Bennett’s death in a psychiatric unit 18 years ago, he sent a letter to the nurse director, pointing out there were no black staff members, that the system was failing people of colour.
Seven people have died while in police custody across the West Midlands in the last 12 years, figures have revealed. They include five men and two women arrested on suspicion of varying crimes or affray.
A leaked report by a government taskforce has painted a devastating picture of England’s mental health services, revealing that the number of people killing themselves is soaring.
Hitting hyperbolic heights this week, NHS England promised “the biggest transformation of mental health care across the NHS in a generation”. In the wake of the report by the Mental Health Taskforce.