Year: 1982 Source: 29p. SIEC No: 19831787

Documentation of suicides during 1979 indicated that inmates commit suicide at 16 times the rate in the general population. A profile of the typical inmate suicide indicated that he was 22 years old, white, single, male & had been arrested for public intoxication. He had no significant history of arrests, mental illness or suicidal behaviour. He had been placed in isolation, was dead within 3 hours of incarceration & committed suicide between 12:00 & 1:00 on a Saturday in September. (20 refs) RM