Inmate Suicide: Prevalence, Assessment, and Protocols

  title={Inmate Suicide: Prevalence, Assessment, and Protocols},
  author={Stephen J. Tripodi and Kimberly A. Bender},
  journal={Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention},
Although prison suicide is not a likely occurrence, it is the leading cause of preventable death in jails and correctional facilities (Way, Miraglia, Sawyer, Beer, & Eddy, 2005. Inmates are particularly at risk during the first 24 hr under custody as they face the reality of incarceration (Hayes, 1995). The risk further increases for detainees and offenders when they are held in detention centers or lockups with no way to post bail, particularly if this is the first incarceration for felony… 

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