In the Media

Remand prisoners 'at greater risk' of self-harm

PUBLISHED September 7, 2004

Nearly 40% of incidents of self-harm in women's jails this year were carried out by prisoners on remand, prison reformers said today.

In one small local women's prison in July there were more than 200 incidents of self-harm involving nearly one third of the inmates, according to the Prison Reform Trust (PRT).