Prisoner Deaths

Any death in prison custody may lead to a Fatal Accident Inquiry ( FAI) under the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 however the decision to hold an FAI is a matter for the Lord Advocate/Procurator Fiscal.

The Scottish Prison Service record all deaths in custody in calendar years and publish information for the preceding ten years.

No cause of death is recorded where a death has not yet been determined following FAI.

For information, the term 'Event of Undetermined Intent' is an outcome where the exact intent of the individual concerned cannot be ascertained.

 

Deaths in Prison Custody 2005

Deaths in Prison Custody 2006

Deaths in Prison Custody 2007

Deaths in Prison Custody 2008

Deaths in Prison Custody 2009

Deaths in Prison Custody 2010

Deaths in Prison Custody 2011

Deaths in Prison Custody 2012

Deaths in Prison Custody 2013

Deaths in Prison Custody 2014

Deaths in Prison Custody 2015

Deaths in Prison Custody 2016

Deaths in Prison Custody 2017