BAME deaths in prison
Below is a breakdown of black and minority ethnic deaths in prison by year since 1990.
|BAME Deaths in prison (England & Wales) 1990-date|
Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring.
Note: Detailed Home Office statistics pre-1996 are not available, hence the low number of non-self-inflicted deaths INQUEST is aware of in those years.
These figures do not include deaths in immigration removal centres (IRCs) and immigration detention centres (IDCs), but do include deaths of people held in prisons as immigration detainees.
Page last updated: 14 Jun 2017
‘We would like to thank INQUEST and our case worker for their help and support. INQUEST is a real lifeline for people who have lost loved ones and they have helped us practically and emotionally. They are worthy of much more funding than they receive to carry on their excellent work in increasing understanding in this area and in the way they support bereaved families.’
– Family of a man who died in custody