suicide



Seventy-seven attempted suicides in prison so far in 2019, compared to 31 in all of 2018

The number of self-harm incidents and attempted suicides recorded in prisons during the first seven months of 2019 has already far exceeded the figures for the whole of 2018.

Published 9 August 2019

People helping ill relatives to die shown leniency

People who help ill relatives die are being spared jail sentences and shown leniency, it has been claimed.

Published 17 May 2019

England: Appeal judges rule inquests can apply civil standard of proof in suicide cases

The standard of proof applied by inquests when deciding if someone has committed suicide or not has been lowered by appeal judges, The Guardian reports.

Published 13 May 2019