Corporate manslaughter laws now apply to custody

Custody providers, including prisons, secure hospitals, police and juvenile detention facilities, are now covered by corporate manslaughter laws. The Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007, which came into effect in 2008, created a new offence of corporate manslaughter which can be committed by organisations which cause the death of a person through gross negligence management failings. Further information is on the Ministry of Justice website.

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