Thursday, May 15, 2008

Prison Campaigner Pauline Campbell Found Dead Near Daughter's Grave

Terrible news today, as prisons campaigner Pauline Campbell has been found dead by the gates of the cemetery containing her daughter's grave.

Pauline had campaigned for the rights of women prisoners since her daughter Sarah died in Styal Prison in 2003 from a drugs overdose. She continually mounted one-woman protests outside women's prisons, drawing attention to the number of deaths of women prisoners - numbers which would be shocking if people actually got to hear about them. Thanks to Pauline, more people got to hear about them than otherwise would.

It is devastating that her protests have come to an end in such a tragic way.

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