Prisons: Death:Written question - 52605

Q
(Slough)
Asked on: 11 November 2016
Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Death
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in which prisons deaths in custody occurred in the last 12 months; and which such deaths were (a) the result of natural causes, (b) self-inflicted, (c) caused by others and (d) the result of causes as yet unidentified.
A
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 21 November 2016

The Safety in Custody statistics are published quarterly, and establishment level data on natural causes and self-inflicted deaths are included and updated annually. The latest bulletin was published on 27 October 2016 and can be found on gov.uk.

Lists of the prisons in which apparent homicides and deaths awaiting further information prior to classification took place in 2015 are provided below.

Apparent homicides by prison, 2015, England and Wales

Prison

Number of deaths

Dartmoor

1

Doncaster

1

Long Lartin

1

Nottingham

1

Peterborough

1

Ranby

1

Sheppey: Swaleside

1

Wandsworth

1

Deaths awaiting further information by prison, 2015, England and Wales

Prison

Number of deaths

Altcourse

1

Brixton

1

Dartmoor

1

High Down

1

Liverpool

1

Lowdham Grange

1

Winchester

1

Data Sources and Quality
These figures are derived from the NOMS Deaths in Prison Custody database. As classification of deaths may change following inquest or as new information emerges numbers may change from time to time.

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