Sunday, 1 June 2008

Farewell Pauline

Prisons campaigner laid to rest
published: 30th May 2008

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a prisons campaigner who was found dead near her daughter's grave. Pauline Campbell, 60, originally from Whitchurch, Shropshire, was found dead in Malpas, Cheshire, on 15 May. A service was held at Saint Alkmund's Church in Whitchurch followed by a private burial at Malpas cemetery. Her family said Mrs Campbell began a "tireless campaign" after her daughter Sarah died of a drug overdose at Styal prison, Cheshire, in 2003.

Mrs Campbell spent five years highlighting the number of deaths that occurred every year in prisons and took part in many demonstrations.

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