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NCJ Number: 97474 Find in a Library
Title: Suicide Prevention Measures in Urban Detention Facilities Throughout the United States
Journal: Journal of Prison and Jail Health  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall/Winter 1984)  Pages:91-95
Author(s): J Rakis
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 5
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A questionnaire assessing measures being utilized to prevent inmate suicides was sent to 62 urban detention facilities throughout the United States.
Abstract: Fifty-two facilities responded to the survey. Items surveyed included training measures, screening procedures, special housing areas, and availability of mental health staff during the intake process. Survey results indicate that the need for suicide prevention measures is recognized by the majority of respondents and that certain measures have been adopted to a larger extent than others. This article examines the variability of the measures being employed by survey respondents. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Corrections policies; Inmate suicide
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