Deaths in women’s prisons
Below is the breakdown of deaths in women's prisons by calendar year (January-December) since 1990. There was one self-inflicted death of a transgender woman held in a men's prison in both 2017 and 2016 and two in 2015; two of the self-inflicted deaths listed below (in 2006 and 2016) were of transgender women held in women's prisons.
|Deaths of in Women's prisons (England & Wales) 1990-date|
Source: INQUEST casework and monitoring
Note: Detailed Home Office statistics pre-1996 are not available, hence the low number of non-self-inflicted deaths INQUEST is aware of in those years. These figures do not include deaths in immigration removal centres (IRCs) and immigration detention centres (IDCs).
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