Extreme heat and suicide watch incidents among incarcerated men

Objective  To examine associations of extreme heat, solitary confinement, and an indicator of suicidal behaviors among incarcerated men in a Deep South US prison system. Design, Setting, and Participants  This longitudinal case series panel study included adult men in prisons in Louisiana, a state with one of the largest prison systems in the United States that has […]

Suicide in state prisons in the United States: Highlighting gaps in data

Objectives: Our objectives were to document data availability and reporting on suicide mortality in state prison systems. The United States leads the world in mass incarceration, a structural determinant of health, but lacks real-time reporting of prison health statistics. This absence is particularly notable in suicides, a leading cause of death that carceral policies play […]