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Suicide in Corrections - Staff Suicide

  • Beating The Odds (2012)

    "We face some of the ugliest statistics of mortality as correctional officers.

  • Correctional suicides: Doing time takes its toll (2013)

    "We spend a lot of time focusing on the mental health of our inmates, but not enough time focusing on the mental health of the people who are carin

  • Correctional Wellness and Safety Literature Review (2013)

    "Health and wellness among those who work in correctional agencies is an issue that has always existed, but is just starting to get the increasing

  • Prison Officers Need Help, But They Won't Ask For It (2014)

    "New York’s corrections system has come under scrutiny since the death of inmate Jerome Murdough, who was held in an overheated cell in the Rikers

  • Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries - BJS (2015)


  • High suicide rates plague Massachusetts correctional officers (2016)

    "When Michael Mellen retired at age 45, after 22 years as a Massachusetts correctional officer, he could not leave behind the paranoia that he deve

  • Corrections raising awareness following the sting of staff suicides (2017)

    "They are sworn to watch over some of the state's most dangerous residents.