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Independent review into recent prison deaths commissioned

Home Affairs looking into management of detainees' mental health

The Department of Home Affairs is looking into how the mental health of detainees is handled to 'prevent the risk of self-harm and suicide'.

Jane-Poole Wilson confirmed that the Department has commissioned the Prison and Probation Ombudsman to conduct an independent review of the recent deaths in custody at Jurby.

The Home Affairs minister was speaking in support of the long-awaited Suicide Prevention Strategy in Tynwald this week.

She says the eventual findings will 'help protect people in future':

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