Date published: 19th January 2018

HM Inspectorate of Prisons are set to publish a damning inspection report on HMP Liverpool. HMP Liverpool has had the second highest number of self-inflicted deaths of any prison in England and Wales over the last ten years.

Since 2015, there have been 14 deaths at Liverpool Prison. HM Inspectorate of Prisons also recently found the prison was not sufficiently good across all tests, including safety. Following this, recent inquest conclusions have showed repeated serious failings by prison staff and managers that have led prisoners to attempts of self harm and, in some cases, suicide. 

A solicitor at Broudie Jackson Canter, discusses the changes that need to happen to the UK prison system. 

"Urgent action is needed to prevent deaths continuing at HMP Liverpool. Families are calling for change, and have been doing so for a number of years. The UK prison system is in crisis and is in need of a whole review. A common theme in all these cases seems to be system failures and a series of missed opportunities and something needs to be done.

All families in recent inquests against HMP Liverpool have been represented by Broudie Jackson Canter. Inquests can be found below: