In the year to March 2017 there were 344 prison deaths, of which 113 were self inflicted, and 199 were due to natural causes. In 2016 there were 40161 self-harm incidents in prison=471/1000 prisoners
The Justice Secretary announced 6 March 2018 information and statistics about Prison & self-harm. Last year there were 42,837 incidents of self-harm in our prisons, involving 11,428 individuals.
Prison segregation was the subject of the annual Perrie Lectures 2017. Different speakers contributed from different perspectives covering the use and harms of segregation, the potential benefit and harmful effects. These articles were printed in Prison Service Journal March 2018 ..