Institutional Conditions and Prison Suicide: Conditional Effects of Deprivation and Overcrowding:

@inproceedings{Huey2005InstitutionalCA,
  title={Institutional Conditions and Prison Suicide: Conditional Effects of Deprivation and Overcrowding:},
  author={Meredith P. Huey and Thomas L. McNulty},
  year={2005}
}
This article uses national data on prisons in the United States to examine the effects of deprivation, overcrowding, and their interaction on the likelihood of prison suicide. Our central argument is that overcrowding is a pivotal feature of prison environments that conditions the effects of deprivation. Findings provide substantial support for this hypothesis. For example, at low levels of overcrowding, minimum-security facilities evidence a lower probability of prison suicide, but at high… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Figures and Tables from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 38 CITATIONS

Deterioration and the long term prisoner: a descriptive analysis of Myra Hindley.

  • International journal of prisoner health
  • 2016
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Self-harm and overcrowding among prisoners in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • International journal of prisoner health
  • 2016
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
CITES METHODS & BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

One-Way Trip: Prisoner Suicides in Ontario, 1992-2006

VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Influencing Factors on Suicide in Correctional Settings

VIEW 3 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Association of Overcrowding and Turnover with Self-Harm in a Swiss Pre-Trial Prison

  • International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2018

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 56 REFERENCES

Study of inmate suicides. Frankfurt: Kentucky Corrections Cabinet

D. Jones
  • Kupers, T
  • 1986
VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Prison Suicide and Prisoner Coping

VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Suicide in adult correctional facilities: key ingredients to prevention and overcoming the obstacles.

  • The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
  • 1999
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Suicide prevention in federal prisons: A successful fivestep program

T. W. White, D. J. Schimmel
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1995
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Characteristics of suicide victims in the NYDOCS between 1986 and 1994

New York State Department of Correctional Services.
  • Albany: Author.
  • 1994