Data on deaths in prison custody is published quarterly in the Safety in Custody statistics. The most recent statistics were published on 25 January 2018 and cover deaths in prison custody to December 2017. They can be viewed at:
The Government takes very seriously its responsibility to keep prisoners safe. We have established a prison safety programme that includes a comprehensive set of actions, including: rolling out revised and improved training for staff in assessing and managing the risk of suicide and self-harm amongst prisoners; improving support for prisoners in their early days in custody; revising the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork case management process for those identified as being at risk; and funding the Samaritans to provide their valuable Listeners Scheme.