A message from the Panel

Welcome to the official website of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody, part of the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody. The IAP plays an important role in helping to shape government policy in this area through the provision of independent advice and expertise to the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody.

We hope that you find this website useful and we look forward to receiving your views and input about our work. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.

Latest news

  • Prison Deaths Are Avoidable, Not Inevitable

    Read the IAP Chair's response to the latest Ministry of Justice Safety in Custody statistics.


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  • Safety in Custody Statistics, England and Wales: Deaths in Prison Custody to December 2017

    The latest Safety in Custody statistics, including deaths in custody to December 2017, were published on 25 January 2018. There were 295 deaths in prison custody in the 12 months to December 2017, down 17% from 354 in the previous year. Three of these were homicides, the same as the previous year. There were 70 self-inflicted deaths, down from 122 in the previous year, compared to the previous 12 months.

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  • PMB - Mental Health and Use of Force


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