In the Media

Prison suicide record condemned

PUBLISHED February 9, 2005

Manchester Prison had the highest number of suicides at any jail in England and Wales in 2004, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.

Six people in custody took their own lives, giving it the worst record in the country ahead of Shrewsbury, where five prisoners committed suicide.
Thirteen prisons experienced three or more deaths, including Nottingham which had the highest suicide rate in 2003.