Year: 1973 Source: International Conference fo Suicide Prevention, (7th: 1973: Amsterdam), p.300-306 SIEC No: 19870446

Presents a discussion of self-destructive behaviors in Belgian prisons based on an 11-year follow-up study which revealed that there were 406 attempts & 46 completions during the study. Detailed findings are presented including the frequency of suicidal behaviors in prison, sex differences, methods, & the ways in shich the first 3 days of detention may prove traumatic enough to precipitate suicidal behavior. (LH)