Problem

Prison deaths

Other Names:
Suspicious deaths during detention
Death during prison custody
Custody deaths
Nature:

Official inquiries into the growing number of prison deaths in suspicious circumstances are not pursued or tend to result in a finding of suicide. In many countries prisoners are executed, without charge or trial, for their political opinions, religious beliefs or ethnic origins.

Incidence:

Death in prison has been reported in the following countries:

[Africa] Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Libyan AJ, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania UR, Uganda, Zaire, Zimbabwe

[America] Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Dominica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay

[Asia] Australia, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran Islamic Rep, Iraq, Korea Rep, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (Rep of China)

[Europe] Poland, Spain, Turkey

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 19:36 CEST