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The Role of Corrections Professionals in Preventing SuicideInmates and Suicide RiskRecognizing the Warning Signs
"Should convicted prisoners facing life behind bars get the right to die on the grounds of their tortured existence?
"Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not.
"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
"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
"If it turns out Bland did commit suicide, experts in jail mortality say it wouldn't be as surprising as her family believes.
"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
"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
"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
"Texas county jails have seen an almost 60 percent decrease in suicides from last year."
"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
"...and since then, at least 810 people have lost their lives in jail."
"Sentinel Event Reviews for Suicide and Self-harm in Correctional Facilities"
"The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) reported a 40% increase in suicides between 2008 and 2014.