Morocco: investigating suicide and self-harm

Prison Insider: Research findings and prevention work in collaboration with the prison administration

Suicide and self-harm are major concerns in prisons around the world, with rates often significantly higher among prisoners than in the general population. In 2017, the Moroccan prison administration initiated a collaboration with DIGNITY, the Danish Institute Against Torture, to prevent suicide and self-harm among prisoners. A study aimed at gaining a better understanding of these phenomena was carried out, one of the first to be published on the subject in Moroccan prisons.

Maha Aon is a senior public health advisor at Dignity and a PhD candidate focusing on the health of incarcerated persons, especially on the risk factors linked to self-harm in prison. She is the lead researcher of this study. Prison Insider asked her three questions.

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9 May, 2024
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