Ombudsman speaks at the European Custody and Detention Summit

On 16 November, Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen presented learning from his investigations into self-inflicted deaths in custody to delegates at the European Custody and Detention Summit at the Tower of London.

Every state in Europe faces significant challenges in the modernisation of custody and detention facilities, from prisons and immigration detention centres to secure mental health facilities and temporary custody suites. Reducing re-offending, alternative sentencing and offender education are just a few key aspects where the justice system needs to develop.

The European Custody & Detention Summit brings together custody providers and policy makers together with global experts and industry, to share perspectives, best practice and innovations.

Over two days on 15th and 16th November in the Tower of London, more than 100 leaders from across the European custody and detention sectors will hear from over 35 speakers, take part in workshops and roundtables, with technology demonstrations and the opportunity to exchange ideas with European counterparts.

Download the Ombudsman’s full presentation to the European Custody and Detention Summit.

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, European Custody and Detention Summit