In the Media

Can prison suicides be curbed?

PUBLISHED August 26, 2005

When serial killer Harold Shipman committed suicide he became one of the 95 people who killed themselves in prisons in England and Wales last year.

While his death could not have been prevented, according to the prison ombudsman, hundreds more prisoners are still deemed to be at risk of self harm. What more then can be done to stop someone determined to take their own life?