Monday, 28 November 2016

2016 becomes worst year ever recorded for suicides in prisons

2016 becomes worst year ever recorded for suicides in prisons More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year, an all-time record, it can be revealed today (Monday 28 November) as two charities publish new research on how to make jails safer.

The Howard League for Penal Reform has been notified of 102 people dying by suicide behind bars since the beginning of 2016 – one every three days.

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