Prison self harm: 'He cut his own throat'
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Prison self harm: 'He cut his own throat'

Last year there were 2,500 acts of self harm by prisoners held on Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences, which is a sentence with no release date. That's nearly a 50% increase since 2012.

The Prison Reform Trust says inmates are in 'despair' because so many are still in jail several years after the minimum sentences they were given.

The charity is calling on the government to take urgent action to convert the sentences to ones with clear release dates.

Zoe Conway reports.

  • 23 Jun 2016