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'Self-harming rise' among prisoners on indefinite sentences

June 23rd, 2016

Episode 1034 of 1744 episodes

The rate of self-harm by inmates serving indefinite prison sentences in England and Wales has risen by almost 50% in four years, figures suggest. The Prison Reform Trust is calling for the government to urgently bring forward legislation to allow prisoners on these sentences to be given release date. Peter Dawson, incoming director of the Prison Reform Trust and former prison governor, discusses the problem. (Image: Barbed wire. Credit: BBC.)

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