‘Alarming’ rise in self-harming at detention centres – The Independent

Posted September 1st, 2008 in asylum, detention, mental health, news, self-harm by sally

“Incidences of self-harm in immigration detention centres rose 73 per cent in the first six months of this year, Home Office figures have revealed. The sharp increase has provoked calls for the Government to re-examine its policy of treating asylum-seekers as prisoners.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk