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Terms of reference

Terms of reference

Procedural Terms of Reference

List of Issues

Having regard to the Court of Appeal judgment of 28 February 2006, to conduct an Article 2 complaint investigation into and report to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the circumstances surrounding the near suicide of a young man (Mr D) at HMP Pentonville on 27 December 2001. In particular:

  • To establish the circumstances and events, especially as regard management of Mr D by the Prison Service, including considering any information about how prisoners at risk of self-harm were cared for at Pentonville, and to consider relevant outside factors.
  • To examine whether any change in operational methods, policy, practice or management arrangements would help prevent suicide and self-harm in Pentonville and other prisons.
  • Where possible, to examine relevant health issues and to assess Mr D’s clinical care and consider any wider policy issues arising.
  • To examine the extent to which the recommendations of the earlier internal Prison Service investigation have been implemented.
  • To consider the implications for future investigations into near suicides