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

  • IAP - Parliamentary Log October 2016

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  • HMIP - Life in prison: Contact with families and friends

    This paper summarises the literature concerning the importance of prisoners maintaining relationships with the outside world and, in particular, with their family and friends.1 It draws on evidence from recent inspections of adult prisons undertaken by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and survey data from inspection reports published between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.

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  • PPO - learning lessons bulletin - Homicides

    The PPO have published a learning lessons bulletin which examines the lessons to be learned from the Ombudsman’s investigations into the killing of one prisoner by another. This is the second bulletin they have published on this topic.

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