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Suicide in Corrections - Inmate Suicide

  • What Corrections Professionals Can Do to Prevent Suicide

    The Role of Corrections Professionals in Preventing Suicide
    Inmates and Suicide Risk
    Recognizing the Warning Signs

  • Some inmates should have the right to euthanasia (2014)

    "Should convicted prisoners facing life behind bars get the right to die on the grounds of their tortured existence?

  • How Solitary Confinement Can Drive Inmates to Suicidal Thoughts (2015)

    "Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not.

  • Why Jails Have More Suicides than Prisons (2015)

    "One reason why jails have a higher suicide rate (46 per 100,000 in 2013) than prisons (15 PER 100,000) is that people who enter a jail often face

  • New BJS report shows suicide in jails is a national crisis (2015)

    "At this unique moment when the public is actually paying attention to local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released a new repor

  • The 'Shock Of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail (2015)

    "If it turns out Bland did commit suicide, experts in jail mortality say it wouldn't be as surprising as her family believes.

  • Why Jails Pose Such a High Suicide Risk (2015)

    "We’ll never know exactly what happened to Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who police said was found hanged to death in her Texas jail ce

  • Is he faking? Why you should treat all suicide threats as real (2015).

    "Taking each suicide threat as the real thing ensures that you're always ready for when an inmate actually attempts suicide and prevent losing a li

  • Mortality In Local Jails And State Prisons, 2000-2013 - Statistical Tables (2015)

    "Presents national and state-level data on the number of inmate deaths that occurred in local jails and state prisons, the distribution of deaths a

  • Revised screening, vigilance lead to drop in Texas jail suicides (2016)

    "Texas county jails have seen an almost 60 percent decrease in suicides from last year."

  • Why Are So Many Inmates Attempting Suicide at the California Institution for Women? (2016)

    "On April 14, Rocha's body was discovered hanging in her 10-by-15-foot cell, in the psych ward at CIW, the noose around her neck fashioned from a b

  • Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago (2016)

    "...and since then, at least 810 people have lost their lives in jail."

  • Creating a Culture of Safety (2016)

    "Sentinel Event Reviews for Suicide and Self-harm in Correctional Facilities"

  • Prisoner Suicides and Attempts Increasing in Texas (2017)

    "The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) reported a 40% increase in suicides between 2008 and 2014.