Death in Prison Custody: action plan - updated November 2023

Death in prison custody action plan update of November 2023 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) July 2023 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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