Recommendation 1: Improve record keeping practices to ensure accurate, transparent records are kept.
Recommendation 2: Change practice to ensure routine restraint is more closely aligned with individual risk, with particular consideration given to
- people who are not conscious
- people who are terminally ill
- the elderly or frail
- people with significant mobility issues
Recommendation 3: Do not routinely restrain any pregnant prisoner unless there is a documented specific risk which cannot be managed by other means.