Seven inmates with indefinite jail terms died by suicide

The Independent November 19, 2023, 07:00 PM UTC

Summary: Seven inmates with indefinite jail terms have died by suicide after the government refused to resentence them. The controversial imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentences, introduced in 2005, have left nearly 3,000 prisoners trapped, with almost 700 serving over 10 years longer than their minimum term. The government's rejection of recommendations to resentence IPP prisoners has led to a "worrying rise" in self-inflicted deaths. The justice system is being urged to provide hope and fairness to these inmates.

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