Increase in prison suicides

Prison suicides have reached their highest level for 6 years. The Howard League for Penal Reform says 70 people killed themselves in custody last year.

HMP Woodhill near Milton Keynes Credit: PA

Woodhill Prison near Milton Keynes recorded one of the highest numbers of self-inflicted deaths, with four inmates dying last year. Norwich Prison in Norfolk and Chelmsford Prison in Essex each recorded three self-inflicted deaths