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 December 2017 and assaults and self-harm up to September 2017.
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; Minister of State for Justice; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for victims, youth and family justice; Permanent Secretary; Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group; Director, Prison Reform Policy; Director, Communication and Information; Director, Analytical Services; Deputy Director, Prison Safety and Security Policy; Deputy Director, Head of Prison and Probation Analytical Services; Head of Prison Reform Policy; Head of Prison, Probation, Reoffending and PbR Statistics; Prison Statistics Team Lead; press officer (x6); private secretaries (x7); and relevant special advisors (x2).
HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
Chief Executive Officer, HMPPS; Chief Operating Officer, HMPPS; Director, Security, Order & Counter Terrorism; Deputy Director, Head of Safer Custody and Public Protection Group; Head of Executive Management Team, HMPPS; Head of Safer Custody; Head of CEO’s Office; Operational Lead for the Safety Programme and Prison Safety Team.