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Could a Sensor Solve Our Prison Suicide Problem? (2014)

"Today, prisons house those potentially at risk for self-harm in isolation cells, while additional personnel check on them every 15 minutes. Although this form of surveillance “tends to be highly effective, it’s very labor-intensive,” not to mention costly and invasive, says Jeffrey Ashe, a principal scientist at General Electric. And like Helzer, inmates can simply attempt suicide between check-ins and personnel shifts."