Year: 1987 Source: Medicine, Science and the Law, v.27, no.4, (Oct. 1987), p.297-301 SIEC No: 19900460

Presents a study analyzing 111 reports of attempted suicide occuring in a 1-year period in prisons in 2 areas of England. The characteristics for attempters & completers are said to be similar, high risk being associated with youth, with being on remand or recently sentenced, & with a history of mental or physical illness. The motivation given most commonly stated some form of emotional stress relating to poor communication with family or friends, which is similar to attempters outside prison.