Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

Jeanne Added on her classical pop-crossover

Read more

BEYOND BUSINESS

Race of ideas: is the US pulling away from France?

Read more

REVISITED

Video: A wind of freedom blowing in Kuwait

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Agriculture: When farms turn into factories

Read more

FOCUS

How integrated is Britain's Muslim community?

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Fighting corporate tax avoidance: Will Brussels clamp down on sweetheart deals?

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Aivaras Abromavičius, Ukrainian Economy and Trade Minister

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Germanwings crash: compensation claims could skyrocket for Lufthansa

Read more

Suicides on the rise in French prisons

Latest update : 2008-10-13

A report by French prison services on Thursday announced an alarming rise in suicide cases among detainees, on the same day that Justice Minister Rachida Dati visited a prison in the city of Metz, where a teenager had taken his life.

Eighty-seven prisoners have committed suicide in French jails since January, the prison services said Thursday, amid alarm over the steadily rising figures.
  
The deaths include that of a 16-year-old who killed himself in jail in the northeastern city of Metz on Monday, prompting a visit there Thursday by French Justice Minister Rachida Dati.
  
The International Observatory of Prisons (OIP) told AFP that the figure was an 18 percent increase year-on-year and underscored that the suicide rate in French jails was seven times higher than in the outside world.

Date created : 2008-10-10

COMMENT(S)