Europe Mental health Suicide United KingdomInquests flag up gaps in the care of prisoners in relation to at least nine deaths in custody since 2021.
Europe Long-term prisoners Mental health Suicide United KingdomNine self-inflicted deaths of prisoners serving IPP sentences in 2022 was highest number since controversial introduction.
Europe Mental health Suicide Italy
Middle East Mental health Suicide TurkeyOmer Faruk Gergerlioglu, a Green Left deputy from Kocaeli, stated today that at least 26 prisoners died in prisons in the first six months of 2023. Gergerlioglu stressed that 15 of the 26 prisoners died in suspicious circumstances. Another 11 people were not released from prison despite being termi…
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Europe Access to legal rights Mental health Drugs Material conditions SuicideMore than 40 % of prisoners in Italy suffer from at least one mental disorder, about 30% in Spain, 35% in England, and 60% in the Netherlands. Does prison make you go mad? This is no doubt true for some. Prison Insider provides an overview of practices in eight countries.
Europe Health Mental health Suicide FranceFresnes, Fleury-Mérogis, la Santé: for 25 years, Cyrille Canetti witnessed the shift of prison psychiatry. (Critical) interview about psychiatry and prison.
North America Mental health Material conditions Suicide United StatesHow the prison system respond to the needs of mentally ill prisoners?
Suisse : Hans Wolff, “Avec la pandémie, le risque suicidaire a explosé en prison“
Coronavirus Europe Mental health Suicide Switzerland
Uruguay: Récord de fallecidos en las cárceles, casi 7 por mes
South America Suicide Violence Uruguay
Africa Health Material conditions Suicide Overcrowding Congo - KinshasaThe Congolese Prison Observatory published a report in December 2019. It reported six deaths and one suicide attempt that year within this prison.
North America Mental health Drugs Material conditions Suicide United StatesICPR and Prison Insider asked several experts worldwide to share their insights in the framework of the project ‘Understanding and reducing the use of imprisonment in 10 countries’. Homer Venters is a physician and epidemiologist working at the intersection of incarceration, health and human rights…
France : en prison, on se suicide dans l’indifférence
Europe Mental health Suicide Violence France
España: los suicidios en las cárceles aumentan con la pandemia
Europe Mental health Suicide Spain
Asia Material conditions Suicide Violence KazakhstanTwo inmates in a prison in Kazakhstan’s western region of Manghystau have swallowed spoons to protest against prison conditions, prompting an inspection of the facility by representatives of the Public Monitoring Commission and the National Preventive Mechanism – groups created to prevent torture a…
Canada : bannir les courtes peines de prison pour éviter des suicides
North America Pre-trial detention Justice Mental health Suicide Alternatives Canada
Suisse : l'aide au suicide pour les prisonniers envisagée
Europe Access to legal rights Justice Mental health Suicide Switzerland
France : les suicides à la prison marseillaise des Baumettes ne sont pas une fatalité
Europe Justice Health Mental health Suicide Violence France
Coronavirus North America Mental health Suicide United StatesThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has been challenged regarding care for its mentally ill prisoners for decades.
España: el protocolo antisuicidios en las cárceles
Europe Mental health Suicide Spain
France : suicides en prison
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North America Mental health Suicide United StatesOn average, someone attempts suicide in one of New York State’s prisons every other day. And 43 percent of those suicide attempts occur in the state’s notorious solitary confinement units — the Special Housing Unit, or SHUs. Solitary confinement is also linked to higher rates of death by suicide, a…