Ayesha Carmouche, Policy and Parliamentary Officer at INQUEST, writes about the failure of prisons to protect children and young people in their care and deal with their social problems.
deaths in custody
Charlie Gilmour, writing in The Independent, claims that Chris Grayling is in denial over the prison crisis. He said the minister urgently needs to explain the rapid decline in safety in custody which everyone from the third sector to the Chief Inspector of Prisons deem to be at crisis point.
Toby Harris' inquiry into deaths in custody will focus on the 'vulnerabilities' of those who have died rather than the increasingly harsh conditions inside prisons, argues JM Moore.