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Prove It, Or Let Me Go

No. 44 of #50cases. Being trapped somewhere you shouldn’t be. The ingredients for a nightmare, but this is real life.  H has schizophrenia, and he hears voices. He goes to a secure … Continued

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The Black Cab Rapist

No. 32 of #50cases In 2009, John Worboys, the ‘black cab rapist’, was found guilty of sexually assaulting 12 women. Police now believe he used ‘date-rape’ drugs to attack over 100 … Continued

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A Gilded Cage Is Still A Cage

No. 28 of #50cases. Is a disabled person entitled to the same human rights protection as a non-disabled person? You may think that is a simple question with an obvious answer. Not so. … Continued

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The Gap

No. 26 of #50cases. This is a story about imprisonment. Not of a criminal, but of a man with autism and severe learning difficulties. Let’s call him HL. HL was incapable of … Continued

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Don’t Strip Me Of My Rights

Getting arrested is an unpleasant experience for anyone. Some people, though, are especially vulnerable, and as such must be carefully treated even when taken into custody. Let’s take one example. Patricia, … Continued