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Deaths in Prison

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths in prison have resulted from (a) natural causes, (b) accident and (c) self-inflicted injury in each prison in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (82914)

The information requested with respect to natural causes deaths and “other non-natural deaths” (which include accidents) in prisons in England and Wales, 2001-05, is shown in the following table. For the information with respect to self-inflicted deaths, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for North-West Norfolk (Mr. Bellingham) on 20 March 2006, Official Report, column 122W.

Prison

Type of death

2001

2002

2001

2004

2005

Acklington

Natural Causes

2

2

3

3

4

Albany

Natural Causes

3

2

4

2

3

Altcourse

Natural Causes

3

1

2

2

Ashwell

Natural Causes

1

1

1

Bedford

Natural Causes

1

Belmarsh

Natural Causes

1

2

3

2

1

Other non-natural

1

Unclassified

1

Birmingham

Natural Causes

2

1

1

1

Blakenhurst

Natural Causes

3

1

1

1

Blundeston

Natural Causes

1

Bristol

Natural Causes

5

Brixton

Other non-natural

1

Brockhill

Natural Causes

1

Bronzefield

Natural Causes

2

Bullingdon

Natural Causes

1

1

2

1

Camp Hill

Natural Causes

1

Canterbury

Natural Causes

1

Cardiff

Natural Causes

1

Castington

Other non-natural

1

Channings Wood

Natural Causes

1

1

Chelmsford

Natural Causes

1

1

Coldingley

Natural Causes

1

1

Cookham Wood

Natural Causes

1

Dartmoor

Natural Causes

1

1

1

Doncaster

Natural Causes

2

2

1

Other non-natural

1

Dovegate

Natural Causes

2

1

1

1

Durham

Natural Causes

1

1

3

1

East Sutton Park

Natural Causes

1

Eastwood Park

Natural Causes

1

3

Edmunds Hill

Natural Causes

1

Elmley

Natural Causes

1

1

2

3

Unclassified

1

Everthorpe

Natural Causes

2

Exeter

Natural Causes

1

1

1

Ford

Natural Causes

1

Forest Bank

Natural Causes

1

Foston Hall

Natural Causes

1

Frankland

Natural Causes

3

4

1

3

4

Full Sutton

Natural Causes

1

2

1

Other non-natural

1

Garth

Natural Causes

1

1

Gartree

Natural Causes

1

Gloucester

Natural Causes

1

1

1

Grendon

Natural Causes

1

Guys Marsh

Natural Causes

1

1

Haslar

Natural Causes

1

Haverigg

Natural Causes

1

Hewell Grange

Natural Causes

1

High Down

Natural Causes

1

1

Hollesley Bay

Natural Causes

1

Holloway

Natural Causes

1

1

Other non-natural

1

Holme House

Natural Causes

2

1

1

2

Other non-natural

1

Hull

Natural Causes

2

1

4

Other non-natural

1

Kingston

Natural Causes

1

2

2

4

Kirkham

Natural Causes

1

2

Latchmere House

Natural Causes

1

Leeds

Natural Causes

1

1

4

Leicester

Natural Causes

1

Lewes

Natural Causes

1

1

Leyhill

Natural Causes

2

1

1

Lincoln

Natural Causes

1

1

Other non-natural

1

Lindholme

Natural Causes

1

1

Littlehey

Natural Causes

2

3

1

3

Liverpool

Natural Causes

1

2

3

1

Other non-natural

1

Low Newton

Natural Causes

1

Lowdham Grange

Natural Causes

1

Maidstone

Natural Causes

1

1

2

2

Manchester

Natural Causes

1

2

2

2

Mount

Natural Causes

1

1

New Hall

Natural Causes

1

North Sea Camp

Natural causes

1

1

Norwich

Natural Causes

2

2

1

1

Nottingham

Natural Causes

1

2

1

1

Parc

Natural Causes

1

1

3

2

2

Other non-natural

1

Parkhurst

Natural Causes

2

1

3

Pentonville

Natural Causes

3

4

1

2

Peterborough

Natural Causes

1

Preston

Natural Causes

2

2

Ranby

Natural Causes

2

Risley

Natural Causes

4

1

1

Other non-natural

1

2

Rye Hill

Natural Causes

1

3

5

4

Other non-natural

1

Shepton Mallet

Natural Causes

2

Stafford

Natural Causes

2

1

Standford Hill

Natural Causes

1

Stocken

Natural Causes

2

1

1

Sudbury

Natural Causes

1

Swaleside

Natural Causes

2

2

1

4

Other non-natural

1

Swansea

Natural Causes

2

1

Usk\Prescoed

Natural Causes

1

1

1

Verne

Natural Causes

1

1

Wakefield

Natural Causes

5

1

6

4

3

Wandsworth

Natural Causes

3

1

1

2

Other non-natural

1

Wayland

Natural Causes

1

1

Wealstun

Natural Causes

1

Weare

Natural Causes

1

Whatton

Natural Causes

2

Whitemoor

Natural Causes

2

2

Winchester

Natural Causes

2

1

3

1

Other non-natural

1

Wolds

Natural Causes

1

Woodhill

Natural Causes

2

3

1

4

Wormwood Scrubs

Natural Causes

3

1

Wymott

Natural Causes

1

3

2

7

5

Notes:

Unclassified deaths are those where further information is awaited. “Other non-natural Deaths” includes apparent accidents and non-intentional drug overdoses, but not homicides.