In December a House of Commons committee issued a damning review of mental health care in prisons. It stated:
“Record high numbers of self-inflicted deaths and incidents of self-harm in prisons are a damning indictment of the current state of the mental health of those in prison…”
The report makes a series of recommendations which the committee intend to pursue.
A copy of the report is available here Mental Health in prisons – House of Commons report