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Equality and Human Rights Commision - Non natural deaths following prison and police custody

The deaths of people in the immediate aftermath of state detention have received considerably less attention than the deaths of those who die in custody. This research was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in October 2015 with the aim of contributing to the understanding of the size and extent of the problem. In order to do this, the EHRC reviewed the existing literature and investigated relevant legal and policy frameworks. They then analysed a number of data sources including the National Offender Management Service, The Prison and Probation Ombudsman and the Independent Police Complaints IPCC They were also able to carry out a few interviews/focus groups with a small selection of key stakeholders   The full report can be found at: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/research-report-106-non-natural-deaths-following-prison-and-police-custody.pdf

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