Samaritans prisons data – Unlocking the evidence

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This report looks at key trends in prison suicide rates and presents what Samaritans know about why some people in prison take their own lives. The reasons, as with all suicides, are complex. It is suggested that the increased risk of suicide in prisoners stems from a unique combination of pre-existing vulnerability and the prison environment itself.

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