11 prisoners tried to kill themselves

ELEVEN prisoners in HMP Magilligan tried to kill themselves between 2006 and 2001 with one inmate succeeding in 2006, the Justice Minister David Ford has revealed.

There was one self-inflicted death between 2002 and 2011.

But eleven people tried to kill themselves in the six year period 2006-2011.

A spike to four attempted suicides in 2010 and three in 2011 was indicative of improved recording and reporting systems introduced in January 2010.