The inquiry focused on adults who were detained in prisons and on psychiatric wards between 2010-2013.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission believe a range of problems – including failure to involve families – were to blame.
In the timeframe of the report, 367 adults with mental health problems died of ‘non-natural’ causes while detained in police cells and psychiatric wards.
The number of adults who died in prison reached 295 – with the majority of them having mental health issues.
The report documented ‘non-natural’ deaths to include deaths caused by another person (including murder), suicides and other deaths.
The information was gathered from official bodies such as Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, the Independent Police Complaints Commission and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The findings include:
- Incorrect use of restraint – for example the use of a...