Year: 1990 Source: London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1990. 69p. SIEC No: 19910375

This report was written due to concern over inmate suicide & self-injury in British prisons. Recent studies on suicide & self-injury in prisons are reviewed & various suicide prevention strategies are described. Data is provided on gender, age, marital status, length of sentence, offence type, method, mental disorders, & previous attempts. Prevention issues discussed include overcrowding, contact with family, isolation, monitoring, & training. (VM)