Joint Committee On Human Rights Written Evidence

12.  Memorandum from The Howard League for Penal Reform

  The Howard League for Penal Reform was extremely interested to see that you were undertaking an investigation into this very important area of policy. The Howard League has been campaigning to raise awareness about this issue for more than a decade and there is still a long way to go.

  Unfortunately, due to limited staff resources we are not able to make a formal submission, on this occasion. However, I am sending you a copy of the submission we made to the recent Home Office consultation on investigating deaths in prisons and approved premises, and a copy of a letter sent to the Prison and Probation Ombudsman this week in relation to the on-going investigation into deaths at HMP Styal, for information. [140]Please feel free to circulate this information to other Committee members if you feel it is helpful.

12 September 2003

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