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Deaths in prison: a national scandal


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Deaths in prison: a national scandal

A report from charity Inquest analyses 61 prison inquests in England and Wales in 2018 and 2019.

It details safety failures including mental and physical health care, communication systems, emergency responses, and drugs and medication. It also looks at the wider statistics and historic context. The report makes recommendations to improve safety and prevent future deaths including reallocating resources from criminal justice to community-based health and welfare services.