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Brixton Prison (Deaths)

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the number of deaths (a) by suicide and (b) misadventure in Brixton prison since 1981.

Twenty verdicts of suicide and three of misadventure have been returned on inmates who have died at Brixton since the beginning of 1981. Three open verdicts have also been returned during that period on inmates who were found hanged at the prison, and the inquest on one inmate thought to have committed suicide there has yet to be held.