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Prisoner Deaths Database

Information on individual prisoner deaths in prisons in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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)

Dataset Info

These fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
FieldValue
Publisher
Author
The Detail
Modified Date
2017-01-04
Release Date
2016-12-22
Frequency
Irregularly
Identifier
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Licence
Licence Not Specified
Open Definition
No
Topic
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
Northern Ireland
Temporal Coverage
01/01/2007 to 31/12/2016
Language
English