Prison suicides rise to record level

A record number of people killed themselves in prisons in England and Wales in 2016, figures show. The Ministry of Justice says there were 119 self-inflicted deaths – the highest number since records began in 1978. The overall number of deaths in custody also reached a record at 354, up by about one-third on the previous year.

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