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Self-harm in Irish Prisons 2017 - First Report from the Self-Harm Assessment and Data Analysis (SADA) Project

Creator:

Griffin E. Cully G., Corcoran P. Hume S. Kelly E. and O'Reilly D., National Suicide Research Foundation

Subject Keywords: Prison, Self-harm, Injury, Prevention, Rehabilitation
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

New data on self-harm in Irish prisons

There were 223 episodes of self-harm involving 138 individuals recorded in Irish prisons last year, according to a new report.

This is the first report on episodes of self-harm recorded in Irish Prisons arising from the innovative Self-Harm Assessment and Data Analysis (SADA) Project, for  2017. The SADA project was developed by staff in the Irish Prison Service (IPS), in collaboration with the National Office for Suicide Prevention and the National Suicide Research Foundation.

The report represents an initial step in understanding and learning valuable lessons for the future protection of people in the care of the IPS. It is intended that this report will be published on an annual basis.

The report found the annual person-based rate of self-harm was 4 per 100 prisoners. The rate of self-harm was higher among female prisoners and those on remand. In 2017, there were four episodes of self-harm (2% of all self-harm episodes) which resulted in the loss of life.

Date:

01/08/2018

Suggested citation:

Griffin E. Cully G., Corcoran P. Hume S. Kelly E. and O'Reilly D., National Suicide Research Foundation. (2018) Self-harm in Irish Prisons 2017 - First Report from the Self-Harm Assessment and Data Analysis (SADA) Project [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/1220574 [Accessed: 15th November 2018].

  

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