Suicide In Prison Research Paper

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More than half all inmates who commit suicide in prison are between twenty-five and thirty-four years of age, often being single with no job or family support. I feel that by focusing in on just those demographics alone and hiring jailhouse psychologist could help in the factors of jailhouse suicide. When a jail or prison inmate has been deemed a suicide risk for any reason, it is standard procedure to take steps to keep that inmate safe. This may include placing them in an isolated location for closer observation, like a receiving or segregation cell. Taking such steps is, of course, meant to accomplish the goal of keeping the inmate safe from self-harm. Though beyond physical isolation, additional steps can and should be taken by correctional staff members to
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