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2018 Safety in Custody Statistics

Thursday 26 July 2018

The latest statistics regarding safety in custody have been published by the Ministry of Justice.

IPCC Deaths during or following police contact: 2017/18

Thursday 26 July 2018

As in previous years, mental health and links to drugs or alcohol were common factors among many of those who died. Seventeen people who died in or following police custody or other contact had been restrained or had force used against them by the police or others before their deaths. The use of force did not necessarily contribute to the deaths.

Independent investigation into the serious assault on ‘Mr North’* at HMP Whitemoor on 6 September 2008 and HM Prisons and Probation Service response published

Thursday 12 July 2018

The independent investigation conducted by Kevin Bradford into the serious assault on ‘Mr North’ at HMP Whitemoor on 6 September 2008 is published. Also published is the HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) response to the investigation.

Independent investigation into the serious assault on ‘Mr Adakite’* at HMP Birmingham on 16 June 2011 and responses published

Thursday 12 July 2018

The independent investigation conducted by Andy Smith into the serious assault on ‘Mr Adakite’ at HMP Birmingham on 16 June 2011 is published. Also published are the responses to the investigation from those responsible for commissioning and providing custodial and healthcare services at the prison.

Independent investigation into the life-threatening self-harm of WA at HMP Ranby on 18 February 2012 and responses published

Thursday 12 July 2018

The independent investigation conducted by Barbara Stow into the life-threatening self-harm of WA at HMP Ranby on 18 February 2012 is published. Also published are the responses to the investigation from those responsible for commissioning and providing custodial and healthcare services at the prison.

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