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Prisoners: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women who were being held on remand died in prison in 2017.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Data on deaths in prison custody is published quarterly in the Safety in Custody statistics. They can be viewed at:

There was one death in custody whilst on remand between January and September 2017.

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