Three suicides last year at Eastwood Park women’s prison near Bristol Road

Three suicides last year at Eastwood Park women’s prison near Bristol Road

Source: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/three-suicides-last-year-at-eastwood-park-women-s-prison-near-bristol/story-30191727-detail/story.html Three inmates at a women’s prison near Bristol took their own lives last year, Government inspectors have reported. Eastwood Park near Wotton-under-Edge has seen the number of inmates…

Why there is such an enormous demand for drugs in British prisons

Source: http://theconversation.com/why-there-is-such-an-enormous-demand-for-drugs-in-british-prisons-73004 The BBC’s Panorama documentary on HMP Northumberland recently put the problem of drug taking in prisons firmly under the spotlight. The terrible harms that psychoactive drugs create for…

Murders and suicides in prisons in England and Wales hit 25-year high

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/apr/28/murders-and-suicides-in-prisons-in-england-and-wales-hit-17-year-high Official figures show six homicides and 100 suicides in 12 months in statistics showing rise in violence and despair. There have been six murders and 100 suicides in…