Year: 1983 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.13, no.2, (1983), p.85-94 SIEC No: 19840202

Used is a national probability sample to compare the suicide rate among adolescents in adult jails, juvenile detention facilities, & the general population. Results showed the rate for adolescents in adult jails was more than 3.5 times larger than in the general population, while suicides in juvenile facilities were lower.