Deaths on the rise in 10 of Britain’s toughest prisons

Exclusive: figures from MoJ and charity Inquest show deaths up by 20% in less than a year

The number of deaths in 10 of Britain’s most challenging prisons has increased, a charity has revealed, undermining a £10m government project to reduce violence in the jails.

Prisoner deaths increased by 20% in the first 11 months of the project, when compared with 12 previous months, according to data from the Ministry of Justice and the charity Inquest.

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