TITLE

Crowded prisons linked to suicides

PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Mental Health Practice;Dec2005, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that statistics from the Howard League for Penal Reform has revealed that the most overcrowded prisons in Great Britain have the highest number of suicides. It was observed that more than half of all suicides since January 2004 occurred in only one quarter of all prisons.
ACCESSION #
19187571

 

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