1st November 2018
The Health and Social Care Committee published its report on health and care in prisons on the 1st November 2018. The report outlines the increasing regularity of violence, self-harm and drug use within prisons and that the overwhelming staff shortages and overcrowding are resulting in restricted regimes, as well as severely limiting opportunities for prisoners to engage in purposeful activities while serving their sentences.
The Committee makes a clear statement within the report that the Government is failing in its duty of care towards people detained in English prisons due to the unsafe, unsanitary and outdated establishments.
The report outlines a number of conclusions and recommendations regarding the health and social care within England’s prisons including:
Read a summary of the report here.
Read the full report here.