Inmates held in a women’s prison are making 1,000 calls a month to Samaritans amid record levels of self-harm, increased violence and low safety levels usually only seen in men’s facilities, a damning report has found.
Author: Alison Leslie
Women were making around 1,000 calls each month to the Samaritans, according to prison inspectors. A report by the Inspectorate of Prisons has found self-harm was the highest at HMP Foston Hall.
The Ministry of Justice has released the latest statistics on deaths and self-harm in prison in the UK. Six of the deaths were in women’s prisons, three of which were ‘natural cause’ and three await classification.
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