Joint Committee on Human Rights

Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Interim report published. Awaiting a Government Response.

Due to the general election on 8 June 2017 the Committee has now closed this inquiry, Government responses to committee reports may be published in the next Parliament.

Scope of the inquiry

The inquiry was 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


Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the mental health and deaths in prison inquiry.

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