Sunday, 15 November 2015
Last week I renewed the flowers on Sarah and Pauline's grave. I am so sad that I can no longer travel down to London on the last Saturday in October to walk from Trafalgar Square slowly down to Downing Street. Meeting other members of the United Family and Friends was always such a moving experience,So little progress is made on prison reform - Pauline would have said abolition.
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
If Pauline Campbell had been alive today she, with a group of friends, would have held a vigil outside Styal Women's Prison in remembrance of her daughter Sarah . Sarah died in the prison in January 2003 while in the care of the state.
Pauline would find it hard to believe that there still has been no inquiry into the death of a child in custody and that children are still being locked up and being restrained in prison . She would be incensed to learn of the tragic death, following police custody, of Kesia Leatherbarrow in 2013 ten years after Sarah's death.Kesia's inquest took place in Stockport on the 5th January 2015. How is it possible that vulnerable children go on losing their lives in this tragic way?
Pauline so despised the mantra," lessons will be learned".
Flowers for Sarah were. laid on Pauline and Sarah's grave today.