Corpus ID: 44791937

Single cells, segregated housing, and suicide in the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

@article{Reeves2014SingleCS,
  title={Single cells, segregated housing, and suicide in the New Jersey Department of Corrections.},
  author={R. Reeves and Anthony C Tamburello},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={
          484-8
        }
}
Single-cell and segregated housing are established risk factors for suicide in prison. The importance of these factors together may represent a disproportionate risk and are both modifiable. We tallied the housing locations and single- versus double-cell status of the 26 inmates who committed suicide in the New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) from 2005 through 2011, and compared the suicide rates in these housing arrangements. All single-cell housing in the NJDOC (whether segregated or… Expand

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