In the Media

Jail failures contributed to women's deaths

PUBLISHED November 17, 2005

A damning report on a troubled women's jail, which officials sat on for two years, today found failures by prison warders contributed to the self-inflicted deaths of six women.

The report into the deaths of six inmates at Styal prison in Cheshire by the prisons ombudsman, Stephen Shaw, was completed two years ago but only published in full today.