MAC13617 E03 cover

A guide for prisoners at the end of life

Booklet
Published: 30 Jan 2020
Next review: 30 Jan 2023
Edition: 3
MAC13617 E03 cover

This leaftlet is for you if you may die in prison from a serious illness.

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Published: 30 Jan 2020
Next review: 30 Jan 2023
Edition: 3

This leaftlet is for you if you may die in prison from a serious illness.

About this leaflet

It explains what might happen, how you may feel and what support is there to help you. There is some information about what will happen after your death and the support available for any family members and friends.

If you would like to talk about this information, tell the prison staff. They can arrange for you to speak to a prison officer, someone from the healthcare team or a chaplain.

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