7 March 2023 A year ago we met with the Lord Advocate and asked her to review Allan’s case. The Crown has now spent a whole year reviewing all of the evidence and this includes new interviews and statements from all the witnesses to the violent restraint of Allan on 24th March 2015. We asContinue reading “Family statement: Corporate homicide investigation of Scottish Prison Service”
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No more deaths in custody in Scotland | United Families and Friends memorial event Saturday 30 October
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”
The only death where prison officers immune from prosecution – why?
Lord Advocate James Wolffe has confirmed that in no other prison Fatal Accident Inquiry have ‘witnesses’ been given immunity from prosection.
Chiefs refuse to ban use of ‘unapproved’ force to restrain prisoners despite inmate’s violent death
The Sunday Post has published an article about the response of the SPS to the 13 recommendations made at the Fatal Accident Inquiry.
United Families and Friends Campaign 2020 Online Memorial Video Feature
We have joined with other families across the UK to demand justice for our loved ones in an online memorial event.
Family of tragic Allan Marshall ‘disgusted’ over natural causes claim
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’.
Justice for Allan campaign holds vigil outside Crown Office
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.
Humza Yousaf apologises to family of death-in-custody inmate Allan Marshall (Daily Record)
The Daily Record reported on a meeting between the family and the Justice Secretary, where he apologised to them. Read the full story.
Allan Marshall death prison rapped by watchdog over failings two years after horror incident (Daily Record)
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.
Scottish justice system slammed for ‘double standards’ by families of Allan Marshall and Sheku Bayoh (Daily Record)
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.