Families in Scotland affected by deaths in custody are coming together on Saturday 30 October 2021 to remember our loved ones through a vigil, and to make our collective demands heard by presenting a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. We are organising this event as the United Families & Friends Campaign (UFFC), a UK-wideContinue reading “No more deaths in custody in Scotland | United Families and Friends memorial event Saturday 30 October”
Lord Advocate James Wolffe has confirmed that in no other prison Fatal Accident Inquiry have ‘witnesses’ been given immunity from prosection.
The Sunday Post has published an article about the response of the SPS to the 13 recommendations made at the Fatal Accident Inquiry.
We have joined with other families across the UK to demand justice for our loved ones in an online memorial event.
The Daily Record has published a story about the family’s response to the claim by the Scottish Prison Service that Allan died of ‘natural causes’.
On Saturday 26 October 2019 the family campaign held a vigil outside the Crown Office. It was held to coincide with remembrance events organised by the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) in London and Lyon.
The Daily Record reported on a meeting between the family and the Justice Secretary, where he apologised to them. Read the full story.
A 2017 report highlights catalogue of failings including tackling bullying and how staff respond to threat to life situations at HMP Edinburgh. Read the full story here.
After the Crown prosecuted the Brown brothers, who restrained an angry customer who later died, the families of Allan and Sheku spoke out to condemn the double standards as these deaths in custody have not had criminal prosecutions. Read the full story here.
The Daily Record published a story about the family’s meeting with prison bosses to demand answers to 20 questions. Read the full story here.