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Prison suicides hit record high

A record number of people killed themselves in prisons in England and Wales in 2016, according to the latest figures published today.

The Ministry of Justice says there were 119 suicides- 29 more than the previous year and the highest number since records began in 1978.

It also reported a record high of 37,784 self-harm incidents and 25,049 assault incidents.

The overall number of deaths in custody also reached a new record at 354, up by over 30 per cent on the previous year.

Posted 4:32 PM Thursday January 26, 2017. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response to this entry. Pinging is currently not allowed.

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