Suicide of isolated inmates suffering from psychiatric disorders: when a preventive measure becomes punitive

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We performed external autopsies and examinations on two inmates who had committed suicide by hanging themselves with their underwear and using the window bars of their cells as ligature points after they had been placed in solitary confinement. In one case, the inmate had even been deprived of her clothing (with the exception to her underwear). Underwear… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00414-017-1704-5

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