Another death in custody

A prisoner who was recalled to prison after breaching his parole was found hanging in his cell in Swansea Jail this month. David King, 41, was discovered by staff at Swansea jail just after 11am on August 11th and he was pronounced dead at 12pm.
It was the 57th suicide in jails in England and Wales so far this year, compared with 41 at the same point last year. Almost one third of suicides occur within the first week of someone arriving in jail and one in seven occur within two days of admission. Many happen while people are on remand, and have not even been convicted of a crime yet.


~ by cardiffabc on August 27, 2007.

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