Weʼre raising £10,000 to get justice for my younger brother, Allan Marshall, who died while on remand in Saughton Prison. We lost a much loved family member.
- Glasgow, Scotland
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Allan died after a violent struggle with prison officers. Horrifying footage of Allan being dragged naked from a shower block and stamped on, with a towel wrapped around his face, have shocked Scotland.
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We are calling on Scottish Government's Justice Minister, to take steps to ensure a tragedy like this is never repeated in a Scottish prison, and for those responsible to be charged and punished for Allan's "entirely preventable" death.
Allan, 30, suffered a cardiac arrest after being restrained by up to 17 guards at Edinburgh’s Saughton Prison – but officers involved were given immunity from prosecution over the death.
Officers had confronted him in a cell then dragged his naked body into a corridor.
Allan's aunt, Sharon Macfadyen said: “It would seem that if you wear a uniform and cause a death through restraint, you face no consequences.
The officers who caused Allan’s death weren’t disciplined and some have even been promoted. It’s disgusting double standards.”
His face was covered with a towel and feet were used to pin him face down on the floor. He suffered a cardiac arrest and died four days later Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
A sheriff ruled his death was “entirely preventable” and his family has called for action to be taken against staff.
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Jan 19, 2021
Nov 18, 2020
Good luck with your efforts, and I stand with your family's quest for justice. Sorry the planned event couldn't go forward in October, but will be there in future years.
Nov 8, 2020
Don’t give up - praying for you & your family x
Nov 2, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
I really hope your family get justice. And I am so sorry for your loss.
Aug 1, 2020
Kevin, Marie & Keira
Jun 20, 2020
Awful injustice , I sincerely hope all those involved take responsibility for their cowardice actions.