Year: 1988 Source: Alexandria, Virginia: National Center on Institutions & Alternatives, 1988. 164p. SIEC No: 19890380

This manual is for law enforcement & jail administrators & their staff. It addresses custodial care, supervision, & liability concerns relating to suicidal behavior in jails & lockups. Suicide prevention begins at the point of arrest. The key to averting jail suicides is a prevention program with: staff training, intake screening, communication between staff, human interaction between staff & inmates, & the administrator’s initiative.