Year: 1981 Source: Guardian, v.34, no.9, (December 1981), p.2 SIEC No: 19870773

This brief description of a U.S. study of police lock-ups, county & city jails reports that at least one suicide a day occurs in such institutions. 2 of every 3 victims had been held in isolation cells, 60% were drunk when arrested, & more than 50% took their own lives within 24 hours of arrest. (LH)