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Brixton Prison

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will investigate the reasons for the high number of deaths of prisoners in Brixton Prison in comparison with other prisons over recent years; and if he will make a statement.

No. Since Brixton receives far more prisoners than any other prison the number of deaths at Brixton is not disproportionately high. Every death of a prisoner in prison is already the subject of an independent inquiry by a coroner.