Death in prison custody: action plan – updated 12 December 2022

Death in Prison Custody Action Plan update of December 2022 on the recommendations from the Independent Review into Deaths in Prison Custody.

1. Overview

The Independent Review of the Response to Deaths in Prison Custody was published in November 2021. The review made one key recommendation, nineteen other recommendations and six advisory points. We accepted all the recommendations made by the review in principle.

Since the 2021 report, the Scottish Government and partners have progressed a variety of actions on the recommendations. This page provides an update of the progress following the Deaths in Prison Custody Action Group (DiPCAG) December2022 meeting from the Scottish Government and partners including Scottish Prison Service (SPS), Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and the NHS.



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