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15 Aug 2018 12:07
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    An increase in prison suicides has been put down to a system under significant strain

    An increase in prison suicides has been put down to a system under significant strain


    The PSA says the nationwide prison population has increased by more than 14-hundred over the past two years.

    Organiser Willie Cochrane says overcrowding and substandard rehabilitation efforts are taking their toll.

    He says a new, modern prison with around a thousand beds is needed to help tackle the problem.

    The number of suicides and attempted suicides in prison has increased markedly over the past few months.

    © 2018 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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