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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.

Benjamin Zephaniah

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Stats Watch

01.10.15 Our casework team has opened 342 cases to date in 2015.

30.09.15 There have been 171 deaths in prison this year, including 12 young people aged 18-24; 1 child aged 16; 63 self-inflicted deaths; and 3 homicides.

27.09.15 4 women have died in prison in 2015.

22.09.15 There have been 20 deaths involving the police in England & Wales this year to date, including one fatal police shooting.

09.08.15 There have been 2 deaths in immigration custody in 2015 so far.

29.01.15 in 2014 there were 242 deaths in prison; 83 were self-inflicted, including 14 young people aged 18-24.

02.01.15 There was one death in immigration custody and two deaths of immigration detainees held in prison in 2014.

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