Judge Peter Herbert OBE, chair of the Society of Back Lawyers has launched an action against the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), alleging race discrimination and victimisation. A number of respected and high profile figures from the community including Baroness Doreen Laurence, Courtney Griffiths... Read more..
By Ruth Dayspring New MoJ analysis showing that black people are to be more likely to be sent to prison than their white counterparts for similar offences, confirms ethnicity may be a significant factor in determining sentencing. Race equality activists have responded by pointing to the discrimination... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels New data showing Mental Health Act detentions have shot up by almost 10% in the last 12 months, with people from the UK's African Caribbean communities continuing to be over represented in these figures, even though there aren't high rates of mental illness amongst this group,... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels With the imprisonment of people from the UK's African Caribbean communities far outnumbering per head of the population the mass incarceration rates of African Americans within the US prison industrial complex, a new United Nations report showing that global minorities continue... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels16-2-09 A new report by the Prison Reform Trust has revealed that thousands of people in need of mental health care are regularly dumped into the prison system with catastrophic results.