Prisons: Suicides - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 3:18 pm ar 31 Ionawr 2024.

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Photo of Lord Farmer Lord Farmer Ceidwadwyr 3:18, 31 Ionawr 2024

My Lords, one-third of all prison suicides occur very early—within the first week in custody. Research shows that isolation from relationships or a breakdown in communication can play a decisive role. Prison receptions can be very chaotic places and it can take days, rather than hours, to establish contact with family members, who are also very worried. What are the Government doing to improve care when people arrive in prison and, in particular, to ensure that early contact with families is made?