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Deaths in Maltese Prison 5x The European Rate



Since 2018,13 prisoners have died while incarcerated in Malta’s prison, 5x the European rate.


Malta also had the highest suicide rate in prisons, 25.2 per 10,000 inmates, after Iceland, which was however excluded from a general ranking since its population was less than 500,000.


Malta was then followed by Armenia, Denmark, Norway, France and Estonia. Overall, the suicide rate in European prisons in 2019 was 5.2 per 10,000 inmates. From the 13 prisoners that have died, only five magisterial inquiries have been concluded.

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