Prisoners: Death

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th June 2020.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 53405 on Prisoners: Death, in what format his Department holds the information requested.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 15 June 2020

Public Health England reports that it does not collect data on the number or proportion of people who served prison sentences and have died of a drug overdose or suicide.

Information on deaths of offenders during post-release supervision in the community after a custodial sentence, by gender and apparent cause in England and Wales is available in the annual publication, ‘Deaths of offenders in the community’, which can be found at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/deaths-of-offenders-in-the-community-annual-update-to-march-2019

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