Prisoners: Death:Written question - HL2876

Asked by Lord Hoyle
Asked on: 01 November 2016
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Death
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many deaths have occurred in prisons in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
Answered by: Lord Keen of Elie
Answered on: 15 November 2016

The Safety in Custody statistics, including deaths in custody, are published quarterly. The latest bulletin was published on 27 October 2016 and can be found on

Deaths in prison custody, England and Wales, 12 months ending September 2014, 2015 and 2016

12 months ending

Sep 14

Sep 15

Sep 16

Total deaths1




1. Figures include incidents at NOMS operated Immigration Removal Centres.

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