Suicide and self-harm in prisons hit worst ever levels

Suicide and self-harm in prisons hit worst ever levels

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/29/suicide-and-self-harm-in-prisons-hit-worst-ever-levels Public spending watchdog says it is unclear how inmates’ mental health can be improved with current levels of funding and insufficient data ‘When prisons are short-staffed … prisoners…

Prison statistics reveal big rise in self-harm and assaults on staff

Prison statistics reveal big rise in self-harm and assaults on staff

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/27/prison-statistics-reveal-big-rise-in-assaults-on-staff-and-self-harm Latest Ministry of Justice data for England and Wales shows 38% rise in assaults on staff and 24% rise in self-harm incidents The scale of the prison crisis…

Prisoners serving indefinite sentences have high self-harm rate

Prisoners serving indefinite sentences have high self-harm rate

More reasons we need to smash IPP… Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/23/prisoners-indefinite-sentences-high-self-harm-rate Figures show more self-harm among 4,100 inmates serving indeterminate sentences than among those on life sentences Penal reformers say the level…

Female prisoners more likely to self-harm than male counterparts

Female prisoners more likely to self-harm than male counterparts

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2016/jan/29/female-prisoners-more-likely-self-harm-statistics New statistics reveal the challenges women face in criminal justice system HMP Holloway. The proportion of women in prisons has decreased since the beginning of the 20th century….

Self-Harm: the Unseen Prison Epidemic

Self-Harm: the Unseen Prison Epidemic

By Alex Cavendish Source: http://prisonuk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/self-harm-unseen-prison-epidemic.html The rising number of prisoners who commit suicide whilst in custody in our prisons tends to be making the news headlines at the moment. The…