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Recent deaths at HMP Nottingham 'symptomatic of wider prison crisis'


Five newly arrived prisoners have died over a four-week period at Nottingham prison, where serious concerns have been raised about staffing levels in reception areas.Time for a rethink about locking people upLetters: Professor Joe Sim says history must be injected into the debate about the recent prison crisis, and David Tucker, a retired senior crown prosecutor, says short prison sentences do more harm than good Read moreTen prisoners have died in two years, compared with four deaths in the previous 10 years. Campaigners say the deaths are symptomatic of a prison system in crisis.Four of the five inmates who died in September and October are believed to have taken their own lives. The death of the fifth prisoner is believed to be drug related.Nottingham is a category B local prison, with a capacity of 1,060. It takes prisoners from courts in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.


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