FAILURE IN DUTY OF CARE – CORPORATE HOMICIDE

Until now, the prison service, police forces and immigration units have not been subject to the new Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act, and there have been no successful prosecutions of police or prison officers, individually or at a senior management level, for institutional failures that have contributed to a death in custody

But from 1 September a clause in the Corporate Homicide Act 2007 will come into place extending the law to cover all deaths in police custody suites, prison cells, mental health detention facilities, young offenders institutions and immigration suites. It will also cover Ministry of Defence institutions.

Prosecutions will take place if it can be proved that the way the facilities are managed or organised caused a death and amounted to a breach of the duty of care. The penalty for organisations convicted is a fine with no maximum limit. Crown Prosecution Service guidance says that the fines are likely to be in the many millions of pounds.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/28/corporate-homicide-law-prison-police

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One Response to FAILURE IN DUTY OF CARE – CORPORATE HOMICIDE

  1. alex says:

    …………..Question?……Was there premeditated collusion between Rose & the “Common-Purpose”- “agent- provocateur” that “fingered” Norman at the inception of this ugly travesty? And if so, did this “rat” receive a piece of cheese in some form of traceable reward; for this contemptible & despicable act of malice? Even a blind man can smell something “fishy”, from a distance.Are there any sleuths out there to prove the premeditation? This was perpetrated within a court of “Law” was it not? We need to find a , “Deep Throat”, to sanitize the dark & fetid with some sunshine!…just a suggestion……good hunting!

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