Prisoners: Death:Written question - 3875

(Luton North)

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Asked on: 23 June 2015
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Death
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have died in each prison in each of the last six months.
Answered by: Andrew Selous
Answered on: 29 June 2015

The number of deaths in custody has increased in recent years, as the prison population and the proportion of older prisoners within it have increased.

The table attached shows the number of prisoners who have died in each prison in each of the last six months for which annual data has been published. The annual information on deaths in each prison is published in the Safety in Custody statistics available at

Deaths in Custody (Excel SpreadSheet, 28 KB)

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