A coroner has written to the Justice Secretary urging action to prevent future deaths at HMP Bronzefield, the country’s largest privately run women’s only prison. This report follows the inquest into the death of Natasha Chin, which exposed neglected and systemic failures contributed to her death on 19 July 2016. She had only been in prison for 36 hours. 

Marsha Chin, sister of Natasha, spoke with Simon Israel:

There were many opportunities that the prison had to recognise that Tasha needed help. If they had monitored her correctly, communicated with each other, simple things really, those simple things could have saved her life. As a family, we are very angry about that... It was so unnecessary for Natasha to die

Further press coverage:

  • 'Death of woman in private UK prison caused by neglect and systemic failures, inquest rules' Independent, Maya Oppenheim. 
  • 'Women's death in Surrey prison due to neglect, inquest rules' Guardian, Eric Allison.
  • 'Calls for help went ignored as Bronzefield prisoner suffered cardiac arrest in cell, inquest rules' Surrey Live, Alexander Brock.