Suicide fears in London jail

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vercrowding and budget cuts could increase the risk of suicides amongst inmates at a London prison, according to the Board of Visitors.

Morale among inmates and prison officers at Wandsworth Prison has dropped in the past year due to overcrowding and cuts, its annual report claimed.

Chairman Paul Infield said yesterday: "Prisoners are spending more time locked in their cells. One of the things which could happen when people are left alone with their thoughts is an increase in the risk of suicide."