For some years I’ve tried to catch Channel 4 News at 7pm every weekday evening, but I’m going to stop watching it. Almost every evening, usually in the second half of the programme, there’s a feminist propaganda piece, often one that would make even BBC programme makers blush with shame.
This evening’s edition included a particularly woeful example, The crisis in women’s prisons (4:06). It will be available to view for seven days, we’re not going to save it for posterity. Jon Snow, the ultimate mangina newsreader, started the piece with this:
We already know that prisons are in crisis, but for women behind bars, the situation is dire. Last year 12 women took their own lives, a record high.
You could be forgiven for assuming, after watching the piece, that no men committed suicide in British prisons last year.
The last substantive piece we did on prison suicides was last November – here. Some of the piece related to the scandal that is the Howard League for Penal Reform, led by CEO Frances Crook. The organization is clearly far more concerned about the 4,000 female prisoners than the 80,000+ male prisoners. We presented data showing that of the 102 ‘people’ who committed suicide in British prisons between 1 January and 28 November last year, 92 were men.
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