Prinsoners' stress

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 December, 1998, 12:00am

Documentaries featuring prisoners who have attempted suicide will be made as part of a plan to combat stress among new inmates.

Several prisoners who tried to hang themselves but were rescued by wardens have agreed to take part in the programmes planned by the Correctional Services Department. The films will be shown to new arrivals in an effort to help them adjust to prison life.

This year, seven prisoners have killed themselves and 80 have attempted to commit suicide.