Terrorism Act custody suites in England and Wales

Published on: 1 August 2019


Individuals arrested for terrorism offences are detained at one of five Terrorism Act (TACT) custody suites situated across the country. These detainees can be held in custody for up to 14 days, significantly longer than detainees held in mainstream custody.

Because of this, there are different arrangements under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) for the detention, treatment and questioning of detainees.

In January and February 2019, HMI Prisons and HMICFRS jointly carried out the first inspection of these facilities in England and Wales.

This report sets out the findings of this inspection.

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TACT custody suites in England and Wales (PDF document)

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Many positive features with recommended improvements focusing on governance

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