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Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry

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

Reports, special reports and government responses

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7th Report - Mental Health and Deaths in Prison: Interim Report
Inquiry Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry
HC 893 / HL Paper 167
Report
Response to this report
2nd Special Report - Mental Health and Deaths in Prison: Interim Report: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2016–17
Special Report
2nd Special Report - Mental Health and Deaths in Prison: Interim Report: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2016–17
Inquiry Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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29 March 2017
Inquiry Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry
Witnesses Lord Farmer, Dr Eamonn O'Moore, Director, Health and Justice, Public Health England, and Director, UK Collaborating Centre, World Health Organisation, Dr Kate Paradine, Chief Executive, Women in Prison, and Catherine May, Head of External Affairs in Wales, Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Oral Evidence
15 March 2017
Inquiry Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry
Witnesses Deborah Coles, Director, Inquest, Rt Hon the Lord Bradley, and Dr Andrew Forrester, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry; Mike Rolfe, Chair, the Professional Trades Union for Prison, Correctional and Secure Psychiatric Workers, Andrea Albutt, President, Prison Governors Association, Mike Trace, Chief Executive, Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust, and Mark Johnson, User Voice (at 4.15pm).
Oral Evidence
8 March 2017
Inquiry Mental Health and Deaths in Prison inquiry
Witnesses Mark and Donna Saunders, Clare Hobday Saunders, and Deborah Coles, Director, Inquest; Sheila Waplington, Marlene Danter, Deborah Coles, Director, Inquest, and Selen Cavcav, caseworker, Inquest (at 4.15pm).
Oral Evidence
Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner (MHP0038)
Hammersmith and Fulham Mind (MHP0039)
Women in Prison (MHP0040)

Other publications

No other publications published.

Contact us

The Committee is unable to look into individual cases

  • Email: jchr@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 0207 219 2793 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 8430 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Joint Committee on Human Rights, Houses of Parliament. London. SW1A 0AA