Prison suicides jump 64 percent in England and Wales

britainsuicide915“A rising toll of despair” is what authorities are blaming for a sharp increase in inmate suicides in England and Wales this past year. With a prison staff stretched to the max and an ever-growing number of prisoners with mental health needs, many inmates are simply not getting the resources and care they need.

Will this disturbing statistic spur reforms overseas? Are there plans in place to get these prisoners the services they need?

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