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Mental health in prisons

Government does not know how many people in prison have a mental illness, how much it is spending on mental health in prisons or whether it is achieving its objectives. It is therefore hard to see how Government can be achieving value for money in its efforts to improve the mental health and well being of prisoners. In 2016 there were 40,161 incidents of self-harm in prisons and 120 self-inflicted deaths.

Published:
29 Jun 2017
Parliament
Published:
5 Jul 2016
Scales of Justice

Confirmed impacts: Improving Confiscation Orders

This impacts case study shows how our review led to an overhaul of the whole approach to confiscating criminals’ assets, including better coordination across regional offices and with the police and organised crime units.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
15 Oct 2015