UFFC members online invitation & questionnaire

UFFC Members Invitation & Questionnaire 2020source: United Families & Friends Campaign
published: 20 October 2020

Would you or your family like to become a member of the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC)?

This Invitation & Questionnaire is aimed at all families across the UK whose loved ones have died at the hands of the state.

Only complete this questionnaire if you or your family would like to be part of a national campaign collective.

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

Akala Supports Families
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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Watchdog drops probe of officers over Anthony Grainger shooting

Anthony Grainger
Anthony Grainger

source: Manchester Evening News
published: 3 February 2021

The police watchdog has dropped an investigation into three former senior Greater Manchester Police officers over their ‘command and control’ of an armed operation during which a father-of-two was shot dead.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said today two of three independent investigations arising from the fatal shooting of Anthony Grainger it launched have now concluded.

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