Year: 1990 Source: Jail Suicide Update, v.3, no.3, (Winter 1990), p.7-9 SIEC No: 19910736

This article discusses defense strategies for litigation of custodial suicide. The author describes the common prosecution argument that inmates, under law, are guaranteed medical attention for serious medical conditions like mental disorders. The author outlines the correct procedures for a defense attorney to follow, such as litigating federal claims in a federal court if possible, seeking sanctions for improperly pled claims, & calling experts. (VM)