INQUEST is a small charity with a staff team of eight providing free advice to people bereaved by a death in custody and detention and is entirely independent of government. We are reliant on donations and grants, without which we could not carry on our vital work for truth, justice and accountability.

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Stats Watch

04.02.16 Our casework team has opened 56 cases so far in 2016; 436 new cases were opened in 2015.

04.02.16 There have been 27 deaths in prison so far this year, including 2 women, 1 young person aged 18-24 and 11 self-inflicted deaths.

03.02.16 There were 256 deaths in prison in England & Wales in 2015, including 17 young people aged 18-24; 1 child aged 16; 88 self-inflicted deaths; and 8 homicides.

15.01.16 7 women died in prison in 2015; there were 2 self-inflicted deaths of transgender prisoners held in all-male prisons.

04.01.16 There were 28 deaths involving the police in England & Wales in 2015, including 3 fatal police shootings.

04.01.16 There were 2 deaths in immigration detention last year.

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