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:

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