BLM UK to fund ‘people’s tribunal’ for deaths in custody

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Akala Supports Families @ UFFC Conference London 2018 – Image credit Natasha Thompson

source: The Guardian
published: 17 February 2021

Black Lives Matter UK has announced £45,000 of funding to the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC) to set up a “people’s tribunal” for deaths in custody.

The coalition group of family members who have lost loved ones in state custody, formed in 1997, is so far the largest recipient of Black Lives Matter UK’s initial round of funding.

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Risk factors for suicide in prisons: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Hands behind jail bars

source: The Lancet
published: 9 February 2021

Rates of suicide among people in prison are elevated compared with people of similar age and sex who are living in the community. Improving assessments and interventions to reduce suicide risk requires updated evidence on risk factors. We aimed to examine risk factors associated with suicide in prisoners.

Methods
We did an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for suicide among people in prison. We searched five biblographic databases for articles published between Jan 1, 2006, and Aug 13, 2020, and one database for articles published between Jan 1, 1973, and Aug 13, 2020.

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National Family Fund 2nd funding round (+ UFFC Gift Grants) opens

NATIONAL MEMORIAL FAMILY FUND 2nd fund roundsource: 4WardEverUK
published: 7 December 2020

4WardEverUK are extremely pleased to announce (following Round 1 Grants), the second round of National Memorial Family Fund grants opened on 7 December 2020 (We are also administering the UFFC Children’s Christmas Gift Fund) which families can also apply to.

Important: Affected families and/or campaign groups will need to be registered on the NMPMFF website before applying for grants from the fund – various partners are available to assist with applications.

The second Family Fund round officially opened on 7 December 2020 and will close on 7 February 2021.

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