Prisons - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:30 am on 22nd February 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Baroness Corston Baroness Corston Labour 11:30 am, 22nd February 2018

My Lords, the numbers to which the noble and learned Lord refers have recently gone up. It is 12 years since I was requested by the previous Government to conduct a review of deaths of women in the criminal justice system, because of some very high numbers in the previous two years, and the numbers subsequently plummeted considerably. But, last year, we had exactly the same high shocking numbers of women who took their own lives in prison. Why?