Suicide rate in Scottish prisons lower than in much of Europe

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John Robertson
Suicide rate in Scottish prisons lower than in much of Europe

Of course, all suicides are deeply tragic, inside or outside of prison, but it’s important that they are represented in the media accurately and tastefully, in the interests of all: prisoners, warders, relatives, decision-makers, all of us. Contrary to the image presented by Reporting Scotland and even by the National, suicide is relatively low in Scottish prisons and is falling. See this earlier report regarding the level: Exploiting one tragic prison suicide to fake a crisis. Yes, it’s Reporting Scotland again.…

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John Robertson
Suicide rate in Scottish prisons lower than in much of Europe