Prisons Minister responds to IMB National Annual Report – with not a word about Deaths in Custody

The Prisons Minister Robert Buckland QC has responded to the IMB national annual report for 2017/18, that was published on 5 June 2019; the response can be viewed here

The Response is noticeable for the fact that it doesn’t once mention deaths in custody – something that is hardly surprising given that deaths in custody was itself completely missing from the IMB National Annual Report.

This was a point that was  made in Mark Leech‘s recent article on deaths in custody – Discharged: Dead – you can view the article here