published: 1 July 2015
Today, 1 July 2015, the Ministry of Justice has released a statistical notice on the self-inflicted deaths in prison custody in England and Wales.
INQUEST would like to draw attention to its separate findings on the number of young prisoners, aged 18-24, who have taken their lives between January 2000 and June 2015.
From January 2000 and June 2015, there has been a total of 250 deaths of prisoners aged 18-24 years. See a yearly breakdown below.
Youth prison deaths prompt calls for reform
1 March 2015
Figures have revealed that 65 children and young adults have died in detention during the last four years, an average of one a month.