By Staff writer The sixth annual report of the UK's national mechanism for the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in detention in prisons, police custody, court cells, customs custody facilities, children's secure accommodation, immigration, military and mental health facilities is of particular... Read more..
By Ruth Dayspring While data from the National Police Chief Councils (NPCC) shows a welcome fall in the use of police custody for those picked up by officers in need of mental health care, concern still remains at the routine use of police vehicles to transport vulnerable people to hospital, and... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels New data showing Mental Health Act detentions have shot up by almost 10% in the last 12 months, with people from the UK's African Caribbean communities continuing to be over represented in these figures, even though there aren't high rates of mental illness amongst this group,... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels The BBC's spotlight on the disproportionate use of Taser against black Britons has highlighted an injustice that urgently needs to be addressed, but the practice that has for far too long remained hidden of the Tasering of patients detained under the Mental Health Act, by... Read more..
By Matilda MacAttram Wednesday 2 April 2008 The only permanent exhibition to shed light on the city of London’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade is on permanent view at the Museum in Docklands.