The inquiry report into the death of young offender Zahid Mubarek is expected to say the prison system is “institutionally racist”, according to leaked reports.
The report, delivered to the home secretary by inquiry chair Justice Keith last week, is due to be published at the end of this month.
The two-year inquiry, which ended last year, examined how Mubarek, 19, came to be murdered by his racist cellmate Robert Stewart, then also 19, at Feltham Young Offender Institution in March 2000.
The report is expected to name individuals over errors of judgment and highlight failings in the care of prisoners with mental health problems.
It is also expected to include proposals for changing the way prisons deal with vulnerable inmates, particularly those from ethnic minorities.