Foston Hall Prison: Suicide:Written question - 12322

Asked by Jess Phillips
(Birmingham, Yardley)
Asked on: 19 October 2015
Ministry of Justice
Foston Hall Prison: Suicide
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) attempted to take and (b) took their own lives at Foston Hall Prison, Derbyshire, was in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Andrew Selous
Answered on: 23 October 2015

Information on all deaths in prison custody and self-harm incidents, including at HMP Foston Hall, can be found in the Safety in Custody statistics which are published quarterly at

NOMS does not record ‘attempted suicide’ as a category of incident as the intention of the prisoner may not be known reliably.

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