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About Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca Roberts is Head of Policy at the charity INQUEST.

INQUEST is the only charity providing expertise on state-related deaths and their investigation, with a focus on deaths in prison and other forms of detention, and mental health settings, as well as deaths where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question, such as Hillsborough and Grenfell Tower.

Articles by Rebecca Roberts

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why are so many people dying on probation in England and Wales?

Flawed ‘reforms’ and part-privatisation have created havoc in the probation service. Amid the chaos: a sharp rise in self-inflicted deaths.

More mega-prisons won't fix a broken society

The British government is building more prisons to lock up more people in the most incarcerated country in Europe.

G4S: Don't blame us — blame the prison system

An activist reports from G4S annual general meeting, Surrey, England, 26 May 2016.

Cameron’s prison reform: privatisation and asset stripping?

What exactly will the British government's plans look like in practice?

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