Safety in custody statistics cover deaths, self-harm and assaults in prison custody in England and Wales. This publication updates statistics on deaths to the end of June 2016 and assaults and self-harm up to March 2016.
The bulletin is released by the Ministry of Justice and produced in accordance with arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Safety in Custody statistics is produced and handled by the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) analytical professionals and production staff. Pre-release access of up to 24 hours is granted to the following persons:
Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation; Permanent Secretary; Director of Analytical Services; and Head of Digital Communications, Ministerial Speech Writer, relevant special advisors (x2), press officers (x7), and private secretaries (x7).
National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
Director General, NOMS; NOMS Executive Management Committee (x11); Deputy Director, Head of Performance and Analysis Group (PAG); Deputy Director, Equalities, Rights and Decency Group; Safer Custody Unit (x2); Suicide and Self-Harm Project Manager; Violence Reduction Project Manager.
Other government departments
Private secretary to the Prime Minister
Policy adviser at Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat