Prisoner Deaths Database
The data covers each case, including prisoner details, date and cause of death, details about inquests and Prisoner Ombudsman (NI) or Inspector of Prisons (RoI) reports.
'Prisoner deaths' include those of prisoners who were on temporary release at the time of death. For RoI, where this is the case those details are included, but they are not included for Northern Ireland (temporary release is more common in Ireland than it is in Northern Ireland).
The Northern Ireland cases cover 2007-2016, while the Republic of Ireland cases cover 2012-2016.
Contains data from the Northern Ireland Prison Service and coroners offices in the Republic of Ireland. Note that there is some inconsistency in the availability of information from coroners, as noted in the article.
The database was compiled for the Detail article Concerns raised over scale of prison deaths across the island of Ireland (Claire Smyth)
Data and Resources
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|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)|
POLYGON ((-10.7886 55.6404, -5.11963 55.6404, -5.11963 51.2894, -10.7886 51.2894, -10.7886 55.6404))
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location|
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2016