UPDATE ON THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO THE HANDLING OF DEATHS IN PRISON CUSTODY

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Here is a link to an update on the Scottish Human Rights Commission's website regarding the Death in Custody Review https://www.scottishhumanrights.com/projects-and-programmes/deaths-in-custody-review/

On behalf of Families Outside, the Crown Office is writing to families who have been involved in a Fatal Accident Inquiry since 2018, following a death in prison custody.  Read the letter here.  

The co-Chairs would also welcome the chance to hear from other families affected. Anyone affected can contact Professor Loucks directly at Nancy.Loucks@familiesoutside.org.uk or on 07958 451334 to arrange a time for this. Input can be provided remotely via email or telephone / video call, or in person - individually as a family or in a small group with others – whatever makes you feel most comfortable. If you would be interested in participating in an advisory group for the Review, please  also let her know that as well.

The co-Chairs are also considering alternative ways of engaging with affected families over the coming months, taking into account ongoing restrictions arising from COVID-19.