In the Media

Concern over prison suicide spate

PUBLISHED June 16, 2005

A spate of prison suicides is linked to a rising number of inmates, the chief inspector of prisons has said.

Ann Owers said the movement of inmates between prisons due to overcrowding was a cause of "increased anxiety".
Twelve prisoners have taken their own lives in as many days in England and Wales, the latest at Pentonville jail in north London on Wednesday.