Friday, 29 July 2016

Women's prison suicide rate soars as charity warns of 'horrifying' self-harm

Women's prison suicide rate soars as charity warns of 'horrifying' self-harm The number of women killing themselves in prison has “risen alarmingly”, new government figures have revealed - prompting warnings from top charity leaders over unsafe jail conditions.

Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) show the total number of deaths classed as “self-inflicted” rose by 28 per cent over the past 12 months compared with the previous year. The Independent

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