Joint Committee on Human Rights

Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Report in preparation.


Scope of the inquiry

The inquiry will be structured around three broad themes:

  1. Whether prison is the right place for vulnerable offenders such as those with mental health conditions and/or learning difficulties
  2. The way prisoners with mental health conditions are treated in prison
  3. How to ensure that lessons for the future are learned, errors not repeated and that good practice becomes common practice


Read the full terms of reference: Mental Health and Deaths in Prison

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