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Death in custody law 'aids accountability'

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The law on deaths in custody is set to change.

Public sector custodial bodies, such as the police and the Prison Service, will be able to be prosecuted for manslaughter.

Helen Shaw, of the campaigning charity, Inquest, explains why the new law will provide an additional layer of accountability.


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