originally by: The IAP
published: February 2012
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that there were 57 apparent self-inflicted deaths among prisoners in England and Wales during 2011.
Crispin Blunt, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons and Probation said: “Every death in prison is a tragedy, and affects families, staff and other prisoners deeply.
“I would like to acknowledge the efforts of those who work in our prisons and those who care for the most vulnerable prisoners. The continued reduction in the number of self-inflicted deaths in our prisons is welcome news. This is testament to the good work being done by staff in our prisons. ‘The Government remains fully committed to reducing deaths in custody.”
To view the breakdown of these statistics, please visit the MoJ website by clicking here >