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US jail practices are racist and an “affront to human dignity” – UN experts

Barbed wire is seen inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, on 7th March, 2018.

Geneva, Switzerland Reuters UN human rights experts have called for major reforms of the US criminal justice system to combat systemic racism, citing testimonies that jailed Black women had been shackled during childbirth while male inmates were forced to work in “plantation-style” conditions. In a report published on Thursday, three UN-appointed experts said they had […]

London police institutionally racist and sexist, report finds

Louise Casey, Baroness Casey of Blackstock arrives at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, for the media briefing of her review into the standards of behaviour and internal culture of the Metropolitan Police Service, in London, Britain March 20, 2023. Kirsty O'Connor/Pool via REUTERS

London, UKReuters London’s Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, misogynistic and homophobic and unable to police itself, an independent review said on Tuesday, heaping pressure on the Met’s new chief to reform Britain’s biggest police force.  The review was commissioned by then-head of the Met, Cressida Dick, in 2021 after a serving officer was sentenced to […]