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Death at the Hands of the State

Professor David Wilson's book about the scale of death in prisons in England and Wales

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  • Price: £12.95

  • ISBN: 0909368378-4

  • Published: 2005

  • Pages: 131

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform

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2005

Professor David Wilson’s new book, published by the Howard League for Penal Reform, reveals the scandalous truth about the scale of death in prisons in England and Wales.

The book uses primary research in England, Wales and abroad plus first person accounts to analyse deaths in prison.

It uncovers the “secret death penalty” where two people a week take their own lives the murder rate in prison is higher than in the community, and courts are increasingly imprisoning more mentally ill people, more elderly people, and more people who are sick and dying.

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