Deaths in Prison
Below is a breakdown of deaths in prison in England and Wales by year since 1990.
|Deaths in prison (England & Wales) 1990-date|
|Year||Self- Inflicted||Non- Self- Inflicted||Other Non- natural causes||Restraint||Homicide||Awaiting Class-ification||Total|
Note: These figures include deaths in immigration removal centres (IRCs) and immigration detention centres (IDCs), where these data have been available. 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.
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Page last updated: 11 Dec 2013
‘We as a family had no idea of how to even start going about preparing for a inquest and if the truth be known it scared the life out of us, but once we’d spoken to you guys and realised there were people out there who were going to help us and more importantly someone we could trust, we knew we were in good hands and as a family we all seamed to get a “second wind” if you like to get through this.’
– Brother of a man who died in prison