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Stats Watch

26.03.15 Our casework team has opened 96 cases to date in 2015.

26.03.15 So far there have been 43 deaths in prison this year, including 3 young people aged 18-24 and 1 homicide.

11.01.15 There were 26 deaths involving the police in 2014 and 2 so far this year.

29.01.15 in 2014 there were more than 210 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.

02.01.15 There was one fatal police shooting in 2014.

01.01.15 11 women died in prison in 2014.

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