Year: 2003 Source: London, UK: Department of Health, 2003. 65p. SIEC No: 20050715

This study of suicide by prisoners is comprised of a comprehensive sample of English & Welsh suicides or suspected suicides by current prisoners, covering the period between January 1999 & December 2000. Key findings are presented regarding the number of suicides, methods, location & timing, demographic features, reasons for incarceration, prison experiences, general health, mental health at reception & during incarceration, health care visits, post-discharge suicides, & prevention. (10 refs)