originally by: The IAP
published: February 2012
The IAP have published their statistical analysis of all recorded deaths in state custody between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2011. This is the second year the IAP has collated all recorded deaths in state custody which have been broken down by ethnicity, gender, age, cause of death, custodial settings and presented together in one single format.
‘Statement from the IAP: The IAP will play an important role in helping to shape government policy on deaths in custody through the provision of independent advice and expertise to the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody. The remit of the Council covers deaths, which occur in prisons, in or following police custody, immigration detention, the deaths of residents of approved premises and the deaths of those detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) in hospital.
‘The principles and lessons learned as part of this work will also apply to the deaths of those detained under the Mental Capacity Act in hospital.’
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