Black women like Annabella Landsberg, who was left inert on her cell floor, are particularly susceptible to this neglect

• Deborah Coles is the executive director of Inquest, a charity that provides advice on state-related deaths

Those in prison and other places of detention are entitled to a standard of healthcare equivalent to that offered in the community, as established in both national and international guidelines. Yet the inquest into the death of Annabella Landsberg concluded on Thursday that her death was contributed to by serious failures at HMP Peterborough, including the absence of diabetic care that is readily available in local health services.

Related: Diabetic inmate was failed by prison staff, inquest concludes

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19 April 2019