Please, Liz Truss, fix the prison system that’s killing so many women

Please, Liz Truss, fix the prison system that’s killing so many women
 

Liz Truss took to the Conservative conference podium as justice secretary for the first time today, ready to usher in “the most far-reaching reforms ever seen”. The reforms weren’t outlined, but mental health got just one, fleeting mention. This is in spite of the prison and probation ombudsman reporting an alarming rise in “self-inflicted deaths” – up 34% compared with 2014-15. The number of prisoners self-harming, assaults on inmates and deaths in prison all went up over the past 12 months. Self-harming incidents in prison are over six times higher among women than in men.
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4 October 2016 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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