§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all deaths that have occurred in 1992 and, if available, in 1993, of persons detained in prison department establishments, stating in each case the age and sex of the inmates and cause of death, the inquest verdict, whether the inmate was sentenced or on remand, the establishment where the inmate was detained, whether death occurred there or in an outside hospital and, where the death occurred within the prison, whether the inmate was segregated either in the hospital wing or in the punishment block.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from A. J. Butler to Mr. Harry Cohen, dated 29 April 1994:The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question about deaths in Prison Service custody in England and Wales.Some of the information which you have requested is not held centrally and could not be obtained except at a disproportionate cost. The information that is available on self inflicted deaths in 1992 and 1993 is set out in the table. In each case the cause of death was hanging. We are also gathering together information on other deaths, including those from natural causes. I shall let you have this information as soon as it is available and also arrange for it to be published in the Official Report.
Self inflicted deaths 1992–93 Age Sex Verdict Sentence Establishment 1992 30 Male Killed self Sentenced Hull 40 Male suicide Remand Bristol 34 Male Open Sentenced Dorchester 21 Male Suicide Remand Durham 18 Male Open Remand Feltham 20 Male Suicide Remand Glen Parva 36 Male Open Remand Pentonville 20 Male Suicide Remand Feltham 25 Male Killed self Remand Pentonville 24 Male Killed self Sentenced Norwich 23 Male Open Sentenced Stafford 38 Male Killed self Sentenced Wakefield 16 Male Suicide Sentenced Deerbolt 22 Male Suicide Remand Liverpool 33 Male Suicide Remand Pentonville 23 Male Killed self Remand Hull 21 Male Accident Remand Leeds 23 Male Misadventure Remand Lewes 30 Male Misadventure Sentenced Swaleside 20 Female Misadventure Sentenced Styal 24 Male Killed self Remand Birmingham 19 Male Open Remand Brinsford 47 Male Suicide Sentenced Wellingboro' 21 Male Suicide Sentenced Ashwell 18 Male Suicide Sentenced Hindley 40 Male Suicide Remand Elmley 30 Female Misadventure Sentenced Holloway 21 Male Misadventure Remand Pentonville 37 Male Suicide Sentenced Maidstone 32 Male Suicide Sentenced Norwich 25 Male Suicide Convicted but unsentenced Durham 51 Male Suicide Sentenced Gartree 43 Male Open Sentenced Parkhurst 30 Male Suicide Sentenced Ashwell 25 Male Suicide Sentenced Long Lartin 22 Male Killed self Remand Leeds 28 Male Suicide Remand Leicester 27 Male Suicide Remand Brixton 21 Male Open Sentenced Littlehey
Age Sex Verdict Sentence Establishment 41 Male Open Remand Wormwood Scrubs 28 Male Suicide Remand Bullingdon 1993 27 Male Open Remand Highdown 26 Male Suicide Remand Leicester 36 Male Suicide Remand Canterbury 37 Male Suicide Sentenced Durham 20 Male Suicide Sentenced Wetherby 41 Male Suicide Sentenced Hull 26 Male Open Convicted but unsentenced Winchester 27 Male Open Convicted but unsentenced Brixton 19 Male Open Sentenced Hindley 23 Male Suicide Remand Manchester 26 Male Suicide Remand Leicester 43 Male Suicide Remand Leeds 24 Male Suicide Convicted but unsentenced Lindholme 37 Male Suicide Sentenced Bristol 48 Male Suicide Remand Wakefield 29 Male Misadventure Sentenced Exeter 25 Male Suicide Remand Belmarsh 25 Male Suicide Sentenced Leicester 23 Male Suicide Convicted but unsentenced Leeds 36 Male Inquest verdict pending Sentenced Full Sutton 26 Male Open Sentenced Parkhurst 24 Male Suicide Sentenced Wakefield 56 Male Suicide Remand Lincoln 26 Male Suicide Remand Liverpool 51 Male Suicide Sentenced Lincoln 34 Male Suicide Remand Lincoln 39 Male Inquest verdict pending Remand Manchester 44 Female Inquest verdict pending Remand Holloway 37 Male Suicide Sentenced Shepton Mallet 17 Male Open Remand Exeter 41 Male Suicide Remand Exeter 33 Male Suicide Remand Woodhill 38 Male Suicide Sentenced Nottingham 43 Male Inquest verdict pending Sentenced Wakefield 23 Male Suicide Sentenced Long Lartin 25 Male Inquest verdict pending Sentenced Holme House 22 Male Suicide Remand Exeter 26 Male Suicide Remand Norwich 29 Male Open Remand Bristol 33 Male Suicide Remand Norwich 25 Male Suicide Convicted but unsentenced Wandsworth 28 Male Suicide Sentenced Wandsworth 31 Male Suicide Sentenced Dartmoor 34 Male Inquest verdict pending Remand Liverpool 37 Male Suicide Remand Lewes 28 Male Inquest verdict pending Sentenced Holme House 21 Male Inquest verdict pending Remand Wolds 1992 total - 41 1993 total - 47