Sick and suicidal: plight of women in UK jails – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2008 in prisons, self-harm, special report, women by sally

“Most women prisoners have mental health problems, and nine of out 10 were convicted of non-violent offences. Now a new study shows an alarming rise in suicides and self-harm – and behind the statistics lie ruined lives and shattered relatives. With four inquests about to open, Amelia Hill reports on the growing scandal in Britain’s penal system.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2008