INQUEST is a small charity with an exceptional media profile, often appearing in the national press and broadcast news several times a week. Listed is a selection of the latest media coverage of INQUEST cases, comment and policy updates.
2018

Suicide of teenage inmate arrested for stealing sweets is warning of 'broken' prison system, campaigners say (Osvaldas Pagirys inquest)

Lizzie Dearden, Independent 21 February 2018

Lawyer's plea for urgent review into prisoner safety after death of inmate at New Hall Prison, Flockton

Andrew Hirst, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner 19 February 2018

Six police officers to face misconduct proceedings over death of church caretaker who suffered heart attack after they held him down, handcuffed him and placed a BELT across his face (Thomas Orchard)

Charlie Baylissm, Daily Mail 15 February 2018

Police officers will not be prosecuted over death of man 'restrained during epileptic seizure'

Lizzie Dearden, Independent 14 February 2018

Duncan Tomlin arrest: Restraint death plea fails again

BBC 14 February 2018

Father 'bitterly disappointed' officers will not be prosecuted over son's death

Daily Mail, Press Association 14 February 2018

Prisoner dies at HMP Nottingham three weeks after watchdog makes stark warning that 'lives are at risk' in jail

May Bulman, Independent  8 February 2018

Woman, 21, jailed after setting fire to herself killed herself behind bars because prison staff 'failed to monitor her

Andrew Robinson & Oliver Milne, Mirror 2 February 2018

Rashan Charles family vow to fight on after Met officer faces no charges over his death

Wei Bai, East London Lines 2 February 2018

Woman jailed for arson 'killed herself after staff failed to monitor her' (Emily Harley inquest)

Frances Perraudin and Eric Allison, the Guardian 1 February 2018

Coroner says women’s prison safety hasn’t improved in a decade (Emily Harley inquest)

Simon Israel, Channel 4 news

1 February 2018

Prison staff failings contributed to death of 21-year-old woman who took her own life behind bars (Emily Harley inquest)

May Bulman, the Independent 1 February 2018

Lack of professionalism at Wakefield’s New Hall prison was a factor in death of inmate from Leeds (Emily Harley inquest)

Yorkshire Evening Post

1 February 2018

Disciplinary action taken against New Hall Prison staff over death of mentally ill woman (Emily Harley inquest)

Huddersfield Daily Examiner

1 February 2018

Catalogue of failures contributed to death of Leeds woman at HMP New Hall (Emily Harley inquest)

Leeds Live 1 February 2018

The inspector calls

Inside Time 30 January 2018

Violence and self-injury in prisons hit highest levels on record, figures show

May Bulman, Independent 25 January 2018

Prison service must be held to account

Deborah Coles, Joe Sim and Steve Tombs 23 January 2018

Rashan Charles: Police officer to face no charges over death of black man following arrest, CPS announces

May Bulman, Independent 22 January 2018

Rashan Charles: Met officer not facing charges

The Voice 22 January 2018

Charity claims HMP Nottingham is failing to reform offenders after damning report

Matt Jarram, Nottingham Post 20 January 2018

HMP Liverpool - Prison ‘fundamentally unsafe’

Channel 4 news interview, Simon Israel 18 January 2018

Woman jailed for setting bed of fire 'killed herself in prison'

Frances Perraudin and Michael Rose, the Guardian 15 January 2018

IPCC concerned about rise in minority ethnic deaths following police restraint

Vikram Dodd, the Guardian 7 January 2018

Cut public inquests, urges chief coroner

Frances Gibb, The Times 1 January 2018
2017
Our brutalising and degrading prisons Letter  26 December 2017
‘This will happen again’: Warning over state of prisons from family of brutal spice killing victim Lizzie Dearden, the Independent  29 December 2017
Staff shortages at HMP Woodhill put inmates' lives at risk – report Eric Allison, The Guardian 28 December 2017
Nuno Cardoso: Police investigate death of black law student who was restrained in van Lizzie Dearden, the Independent   20 December 2017
As a prison psychiatrist, I know suicide rates on the inside don't need to be that high Huw Stone, iNews 13 December 2017
Ombudsman called in after death of 12th immigration detainee Diane Taylor, Guardian 13 December 2017
Record high levels of prisoner self-harm a 'damning indictment' of failures in mental health provision in jails May Bulman, Independent 13 December 2017
The Guardian view on the Grenfell inquiry: hear the victims voices Editorial, Guardian 10 December 2017
Six months on, Grenfell Tower fire survivors are left demanding answers Dulcie Lee, Observer 9 December 2017
Grenfell victims' families 'should be placed at heart of inquiry' Owen Bowcott and Amelia Gentleman, Guardian 9 December 2017
Police won't face charges over Sean Riggs deaths Socialist Worker 8 December 2017
Officers Involved In Sean Rigg's Death Will Not Be Charged The Voice 7 December 2017
Sean Rigg's family say decision not to charge police is shameful Owen Bowcott, Guardian 6 December 2017
Family's at inquests should get funding if police do, says chief coroner  Owen Bowcott, Guardian 4 December 2017
‘Hillsborough Law’ – a welcome call to rebalance the law in favour of bereaved families Ali Cloak, Clinical Negligence Team 4 December 2017
‘Marcin was crying, begging for help’: crisis of EU migrants detained in the UK Mark Townsend, the Observer 3 December 2017
Twitter poll backs use of spit hoods by Durham Police Josh Halliday 9 November 2017
Hillsborough families say new report could 'mean Grenfell families will never have to go through what we did' Paul Byrne and Eleanor Barlow, Mirror 2 November 2017
Hillsborough could help victims of Grenfell Tower get justice as report on the tragedy paves the way for bereaved families to get legal aid at inquests Paddy Dinham, Daily Mail 1 November 2017
Official review backs 'Hillsborough law' proposals David Conn, Guardian 1 November 2017
Family of man killed after police pursuit barred from hearing Diane Taylor, Guardian 17 October 2017
Family barred from police misconduct hearing Simon Israel, Channel 4 news 17 October 2017
Sister of a UK man who died in custody hits out over mental health services Jamie Grierson, Guardian 11 October 2017
Kingsley Burrell Trial - Custody death officers cleared of lying Midlands Today 5 October 2017
BBC Inside Out West BBC Inside Out West 3 October 2017
BBC Radio Bristol on deaths in HMP Bristol Rachel Stonehouse, BBC Radio Bristol 3 October 2017
Police officers should not use physical restraint on people with mental health problems, says watchdog May Bulman, Independent 21 September 2017
IPCC: police has series of chances to help man who died after arrest Steven Morris, Guardian 21 September 2017
Police watchdog calls for Met officer in custody death inquiry to be suspended Mark Townsend, Guardian 19 September 2017
Government under fire as prison suicides soar following cuts Lizzy Buchan, Independent 11 September 2017
Vulnerable people are still at risk, says father of man who died in custody Steven Morris, Guardian 7 September 2017
Blame the Home Office if another black person dies in police custody Stafford Scott, Guardian 6 September 2017
Deaths in police custody ‘could have been avoided’ Dr Faye Kirkland, BBC 5 September 2017
Family Of Dalian Atkinson’s Statement One Year On The Voice 16 August 2017
‘We’re still reeling from our loss’ - Dalian Atkinson’s family speak of agony one year on from Taser death Sophie Madden, Shropshire Star 16 August 2017
Fatal police shootings hit 12-year high in England and Wales, reveals IPCC report May Bulman, Independent  26 July 2017
Number of deaths from police road chases and shootings soars Kevin Rawlinson, Guardian 25 July 2017
Neglect contributed to Liverpool prisoner's death a jury finds Eric Allison, Guardian 16 July 2017
Women with poor mental health are being imprisoned unnecessarily. Some never make it out Heather Saul, iNews 10 July 2017
Survivor tell Grenfell inquiry chair the remit is too narrow Owen Bowcott, Amelia Gentleman and Matthew Weaver, Guardian 30 June 2017
Youth jail prisoners able to watch sexually-explicit TV content, report finds Simon Garner, Metro 14 June 2017
‘Chilling’ Lobbying Act stifles democracy, write charities to party chiefs Fiona Harvey and Anushka Asthana 6 June 2017
Prison officer risks endangering lives of inmates, says coroner Eric Allison, Guardian 30 May 2017
Serious failings’ by prison staff led to suicide of ‘deeply caring’ mother, jury finds May Bulman, Independent 30 May 2017
Families of men who killed themselves at Woodhill jail lose high court case Damien Gayle, Guardian 24 May 2017
Suicide jail failed to improve, says doctor BBC Online 22 May 2017
HMP Woodhill Radio 4 interview with Deborah Coles and Jamie Dunkley BBC Radio 4 22 May 2017
Parents of Olaseni Lewis who died after restraint at Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham demand change Croydon Guardian 15 May 2017
‘Damning’ failures by police and hospital staff led to death of South Norwood graduate, jury finds Tom Matthews, Croydon Advertiser 10 May 2017
Olaseni Lewis: police and mental health staff contributed to young IT graduate’s death Paul Gallagher, iNews 10 May 2017
Olaseni Lewis: ‘death partly due to restraint by police’ Simon Israel, Channel 4 News 9 May 2017
Olaseni Lewis: ‘Excessive force’ by officers led to death BBC News 9 May 2017
Olaseni Lewis death: Inquest condemns medics and police Ronke Phillips, ITV News 9 May 2017
Mother of man who died after police restraint calls for prosecution Damien Gayle and Vikram Dodd, The Guardian 9 May 2017
Olaseni Lewis inquest: Met Police to investigate officers who held down student after damning verdict Jonathan Mitchell, Evening Standard 9 May 2017
Self-inflicted deaths among female prisoner Paul Sullivan, Inside Time 3 May 2017
Inquest jury finds “unlawful use of force” led to death of HMP Manchester remand prisoner Inside Time 3 May 2017
Northampton prisoner who hanged himself was not checked on for nearly two hours, jury finds Alastair Ulke , Northhampton Chronicle & Echo 3 May 2017
Mother of anorexic girl killed by train criticises care failings after inquest Frances Perraudin, Guardian 3 May 2017
Priory’s care plan for anorexic teen Pippa McManus ‘inadequate’ BBC Manchester, BBC 3 May 2017
Doctors sent our girl home to die Liz Hull, Daily Mail 3 May 2017
Call for inquiry over ‘unbroken pattern’ of deaths at prison Eric Allison, Guardian 2 May 2017
BBC Look North story on spit hoods trial in Humberside (from 02.35) BBC Look North 27 April 2017
Widow of academic killed in London denied legal aid for inquest Caroline Davies, Guardian 25 April 2017
Neglect contributed to Winchester prisoner’s death BBC 10 April 2017
Ministry of Justice accepts failings in care after inquest held into death of HMP Leeds prisoner Georgina Morris, Yorkshire Evening Post 10 April 2017
Two firms face charges over death of man in UK detention centre Guardian, Vikram Dodd 5 April 2017
Prison officers acted unlawfully in restraining inmate who later died Eric Alison, Guardian 31 March 2017
Inmate dies after prison officers kept him in wrist locks as he ‘foamed at the mouth’, jury finds May Bulman, Independent  31 March 2017
Dying in prison: Two women’s stories Kirstie Brewer, Guardian 30 March 2017
Teenager kills himself in UK prison hours after receiving deportation letter May Bulman, Independent 30 March 2017
Teenager killed himself in prison after getting deportation letter Helen Pidd, Guardian 29 March 2017
Prisons watchdog condemns lack of action on rising female suicides Matthew Taylor, Guardian 28 March 2017
Mother of mentally vulnerable man who died after being bound and gagged by police asks: ‘How COULD they leave my son like this?’ Rebecca Hardy, Daily Mail 19 March 2017
Police detention officers cleared of killing man in custody Sean O'Neill, The Times 14 March 2017
Thomas Orchard death: police cleared of manslaughter Steven Morris, Guardian 14 March 2017
Family of web designer who died after arrest still waiting for answers Barney Davis, Evening Standard 10 March 2017
Delays over police hearing ‘hit grieving Henry Hicks family’, Islington Tribune Koos Couvee, Islington Tribune 6 March 2017
BBC3 Radio interview with Jack Portland’s mother and INQUEST BBC3 Counties Radio 7 February 2017
Jury sworn in for inquest into man’s death after police restraint Damien Gayle, Guardian 6 February 2017
Prison suicides in England and Wales reach record high Alan Travis, Guardian 27 January 2017
Death behind bars? Prison figures released, Channel 4 News Jackie Long, Channel 4 News 27 January 2017
Prison suicides rise to record levels, BBC News BBC News 26 January 2017
‘They took him away and they didn’t look after him – and now he’s gone’ Matthew Taylor, Guardian 26 January 2017
Ministry of Justice launches inquiry after record number of prison suicides in 2016 Guardian 25 January 2017
Britain’s prison suicide crisis: ‘There’s no political will. Dead prisoners do not win votes’ Guardian 24 January 2017
Campaigners condemn care of young people in mental health units after 11 die in four years Independent 24 January 2017
Man’s family need answers after HMP Chelmsford electrocution death Piers Meyler, Essex Live 10 January 2017
‘The prison system in England and Wales is in meltdown’ David Browne, Equal Times 5 January 2017