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Brixton Prison

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prison officers in Brixton prison and (b) prisoners committed suicide in Brixton prison last year.

Three prison officers employed at Brixton prison committed suicide in 1989. Eight inmates died by their own hand in the same year. At the coroners' inquests verdicts of suicide were returned in two cases; other verdicts were returned in the remaining cases.