Death in custody
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A death in custody is a death of a person in the custody of the police, prison service or other authorities. Death in custody remains a controversial subject, with the authorities often being accused of abuse, neglect, racism and cover-ups of the causes of these deaths. 
By country 
See separate article: Aboriginal deaths in custody
At least 32 people have died in "Operation Clean Heart" by the government of Bangladesh.See Human rights in Bangladesh
See Police encounter
See Terence Wheelock
"At least 650 people have been killed by police officers in Jamaica since 1999. Many of these have been blatantly unlawful killings, yet not one officer has been convicted since then." Piers Bannister, Amnesty International’s Jamaica researcher.
See Abu Salim prison
North Korea 
Saudi Arabia 
South Africa 
South Africa has an unusually high level of deaths in custody. For example in April to June 1997, there were 56 deaths in custody .
Almost 100 prisoners have died in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, according to U.S. group Human Rights First. They include: