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29.01.15 So far there have been 17 deaths in prison this year.

28.01.15 There were 26 deaths involving the police in 2014

07.01.15 in 2014 there were more than 210 deaths in prison; 82 were self-inflicted, including 14 young people aged 18-24

02.01.15 Our casework team opened 394 cases in 2014

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

23.12.14 Another death of a woman in prison brings the total to 11 this year

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