№00185

Winston Augustine

CASE №00185
NAME: Winston Augustine
COUNTRY: UK
RIGHTS VIOLATION: Police arbitrariness
YEAR: 2021
CASE INFORMATION:

Winston Augustine, 43, was found hanging in his cell in the prison in West London, UK.

In May 2018 he was transferred to a segregation unit because according to the prison staff he was ‘non-compliant.’ Inquest found he did not receive food and medication for several days. He suffered from chronic pain caused by kidney stones.

Prison officers told the inquest that they did not consider it safe to open Augustine’s cell door to provide him with food or medication because he was ‘non-compliant.’ Experts consider Augustine was found dead 4-5 hours after his death.

On May 21, 2021, a court hearing was held in this case. Augustine’s family believes that the actions of prison officers lead to his death.

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MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:

Deborah Coles, Director of INQUEST, said: “The evidence of the inquest into Winston’s death exposes basic failures at every level. This was a healthy man who was labelled as aggressive, written off, and driven to his death. Prison staff lost sight of Winston’s humanity and of their duty to keep him safe.”
The Justice Gap

 

“It is concerning that in a English prison Winston did not receive food for as long as he did,” a coroner said.
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CASE STATUS:

The FBI initiative group requested clarifications on the current case from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Justice Minister and Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland, and British Home Secretary Priti Sushil Patel. The initiative group considers it necessary to combat violence by prison staff and, if necessary, can provide legal and informational assistance to the family of the victim.

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