'Six prisoners die in our jails each week'

Charity report reveals 'indefensible levels of neglect and despair'

PRISON deaths in England and Wales are at a record high, with six being reported every week, a damning investigation revealed today.

The charity Inquest exposed “indefensible levels of neglect and despair” in prisons that campaigners have branded a "national scandal."

In the 12 months to September last year there were 308 deaths in prison, according to figures Inquest obtained from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

Ninety of these were suicides — one every four days —...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-01-22 21:50
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