INQUEST is the only charity providing free expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, as well as advising lawyers, agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Our specialist casework includes death in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question. We are reliant on donations and grants, without which we could not carry on our vital work for truth, justice and accountability.

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Our casework team has opened 318 cases (up to 10 August 2017).

There have been 159 deaths in prison, including 36 self-inflicted deaths, 1 homicide and 4 women (to 9 August 2017).

There have been 29 deaths involving the police, including 5 fatal shootings (to 9 August 2017).

There have been 2 self-inflicted deaths in immigration detention and 1 self-inflicted death of an immigration detainee in prison (to 24 April 2017).

(All figures refer to England & Wales only).

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