Twice as many suicides in Norwegian prisons
Correctional Services are concerned about the recent development, and inform that there will be an investigation that looks at suicide in prisons sometime this spring.
"We will go through all of the cases and see what we can learn from them and agree on measures that can help reduce the number of suicides in the future," says Assistant Director of Correctional Services, Jan Erik Sandlie, to VG.
From 2000 to 2012 between two and seven cases of suicide among prisoners were registered each year. Since 1980, more than 80 people have killed themselves in Norwegian prisons. Numbers also show that suicide is more common among prisoners placed in custody than those serving a sentence.
"Three out of four people who kill themselves in prison are in custody," says researcher Yngve Hammerlin at the Correctional Service's education center.
Posted in Section: News - Category: News
Written by Julie Ryland
Delegations from Peru and Costa Rica have this week deposited potato seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on the Svalbard Archipelago in the Norwegian Arctic...Read more...
The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research - NIBIO, has been established, merging staff and responsibilities from Bioforsk, The Norwegian Institute of Forestry and Landscape and The Norwegian Institute of Agricultural Economy Research...Read more...
Adjusted for seasonal adjustments, there were 124 000 unemployed persons in Norway in June. This is up 0.3 per cent from the previous three-month period, and corresponds to 4.5 per cent of the labour force...Read more...
On 21 August the Polarled gas pipeline crossed 66 degrees and 33 minutes north of the equator becoming the first pipeline to take the Norwegian gas infrastructure across the Arctic Circle...Read more...
Canada, Chile, Scotland and Norway have this week signed a joint statement on future cooperation on aquaculture...Read more...
The Gross domestic product for Mainland Norway rose by 0.2 per cent in the 2nd quarter of 2015, after three quarters of weak development. Statistics Norway (SSB) reports...Read more...
In connection with observing World Humanitarian Day 2015 on Wednesday, the Norwegian Government announced that it is providing a further NOK 50 million in aid for Yemen and a number of forgotten crises in the world...Read more...
Exports of goods came to NOK 68.3 billion, while imports amounted to NOK 44.5 billion in July. This resulted in a trade surplus of NOK 23.8 billion; NOK 6.4 billion more than the same month in 2014...Read more...
The first piece of the Johan Sverdrup development has now been completed and installed on the field in the North Sea...Read more...
The Labour Party (AP) drops 3.9 percentage points on the latest pre-election poll, and now has the support of 32.3 per cent of the electorate. Prime Minister Erna Solberg's Conservative Party (Høyre) moves up 1.3 points, to 23.5 per cent...Read more...
Foreign Minister Børge Brende says Norway condemns in the strongest terms the latest terrorist attack on a market in Baghdad...Read more...
After just four years in production, the Peregrino field in the Campos basin offshore Brazil has passed a significant milestone, with 100 million barrels of oil produced since April 2011, Statoil reports...Read more...
The total turnover in Norwegian manufacturing increased by 0.9 per cent from the first to the second quarter of 2015, and was almost unchanged from May to June 2015, Statistics Norway (SSB) reports...Read more...
Norway has been invited to enter into formal partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. - I welcome this partnership, says Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende...Read more...
You may also be interested in...
62 Degrees North
Local News in Brief