EHRC inquiry into the deaths of people with mental health conditions while in state detention

In June 2014, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched an inquiry into the non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions who die while being detained by the state.

The inquiry will look at suicide, homicide, unknown and accidental deaths of people in psychiatric hospitals, prison and police custody in England and Wales, to identify what can be done to help prevent more tragedies. A report will be published in Spring 2015.


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