HC Deb 31 July 1868 vol 193 cc1945-6

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to several cases of persons dying in Coldbath Fields Prison during the period of their incarceration, and that the verdicts of the Coroner's Inquests were such as to warrant further inquiry; and, if not, whether he will institute an inquiry into the subject?


said, in reply, that he had made inquiry for the purpose of ascertaining the truth of a statement that several prisoners had died in Coldbath Fields Prison under circumstances that had induced the Coroner's Juries to return verdicts which called for further inquiry. He was informed that one adverse verdict had been given, and he intended to make further inquiry into the matter.