Solitary confinement and risk of self-harm among jail inmates.

@article{Kaba2014SolitaryCA,
  title={Solitary confinement and risk of self-harm among jail inmates.},
  author={Fatos Kaba and Andrea L. Lewis and Sarah Glowa-Kollisch and James Hadler and David Lee and Howard E. Alper and Daniel Selling and Ross Macdonald and Angela Solimo and Amanda H Parsons and Homer Drae Venters},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2014},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={442-7}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to better understand acts of self-harm among inmates in correctional institutions. METHODS We analyzed data from medical records on 244 699 incarcerations in the New York City jail system from January 1, 2010, through January 31, 2013. RESULTS In 1303 (0.05%) of these incarcerations, 2182 acts of self-harm were committed, (103 potentially fatal and 7 fatal). Although only 7.3% of admissions included any solitary confinement, 53.3% of acts of self-harm and 45.0% of acts… CONTINUE READING
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