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.
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Written by Julie Ryland
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