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Winchester Prison: Suicide

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners at HM Prison Winchester (a) committed suicide and (b) self-harmed in each of the last five years. (258030)

The number of prisoner self-inflicted deaths and self harm at HM Prison Winchester are summarised in the table. To avoid any potential ambiguity both self harm incidents and numbers of individual self harmers are shown.

Self-inflicted deaths and self harm1 at HMP Winchester

Self-inflicted deaths2

Self harm incidents

Individual self harmers

2004

0

260

119

2005

1

153

102

2006

0

155

81

2007

0

83

38

2008

3

106

54

1 Information on self harm is derived from a high volume administrative system. The numbers have limited accuracy and should be treated as approximate.

2 One further self-inflicted has occurred at HM Prison Winchester so far in 2009.