The United Families & Friends Campaign has some funds to support affected family members to attend the INTERROGATING STATE VIOLENCE: CUSTODIAL DEATHS, JUSTICE AND RESISTANCE conference that will take place on 26 October 2018 in London.
The conference aims to bring to focus research on the issue of deaths in custody in the UK. The anniversary event will map trajectories of struggles for justice over two decades, highlighting new research and policy directions, as well as offering contextualised and historical understandings of state violence.
The conference will be followed by the UFFC 20th Anniversary Procession on Saturday 27 October 2018 at Trafalgar Square, London.
This memorial event is to mark the 25th Anniversary of the death of Joy Gardner. A screening of the Migrant Media film ‘Justice Denied’ first shown on Channel 4 will be followed by contributions to mark this important date and the collective memory of a community.
The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody has published statistical report into deaths in custody – covering the period to March 2018.
The report also gives information about incidents of self-harm and assaults in prison.
The IAP Panel has a commitment to publishing a statistical analysis of all deaths in state custody for each calendar year as data becomes available.
Safety in custody statistics cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody and HMPPS Immigration Removal Centres in England and Wales, with figures in quarterly summary tables presented on a 12-month rolling basis over an 11-year time series.