Below is the breakdown of deaths of women in prison by year since 1990. The social implications of incarcerating women are enormous. Women are often imprisoned for minor offences, which can have a terrible impact on their children particularly if they are a single parent. INQUEST conducted a comprehensive research project on deaths of women in prison, and details can be found in the report Dying on the Inside.
An inquest is carried out by a coronerThe legal official who orders a post-mortem and who is in charge of the inquest procedure. following every death in prison. If someone you know has died in prison we strongly recommend you contact our casework and advice service to make sure the circumstances of the death are properly looked in to.
|Deaths of Women in prison (England & Wales) 1990-date|
|Year||Self-Inflicted||Non-Self-Inflicted||Other Non-natural causes||Awaiting Classification||Total|
Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring