65 young people have died in prisons in England and Wales over the last four years, a report has revealed.
Glen Parva prison in Leicester had the highest number of recorded deaths, with 6 recorded over the 4 year period.
On average one young person a month took their life in jail between January 2011 and December 2014.
The report documents the deaths of 62 people aged 18 to 24, two 17-year-olds and one 15-year-old.
The report showed that:
83% of the 65 deaths were classified as "self-inflicted"
49% of the prisoners who had died had a history of self-harm, while 70% had mental health issues
23% of the children and young people who died had special needs or learning difficulties.
The report was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, and calls for a rethink about the use of prison
"These deaths are the most extreme outcome of a system that fails some of