Protocol between HMI Prisons and HMIC on sanctions

This protocol sets out a broad principle for how Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMI Prisons) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) will work together, in line with their obligations under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). It is intended to assist joint working between HMI Prisons and HMIC with a clear focus on ensuring that detainees held in police custody are protected from any sanctions which might take place as a result of communicating, or trying to communicate, with HMI Prisons or HMIC.

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