Year: 1991 Source: Psychological Reports, v.69, no.2, (October 1991), p.577-578 SIEC No: 19911474

Analysis of 1987 data from the US Department of Justice for prisoners under the jurisdiction of state & federal correctional authorities indicated that suicide rates were not negatively correlated with accidental or unspecified death rates. These findings do not provide evidence of disguised suicides among prisoners. Possible explanations for high rates of unspecified death among prisoners are presented. (6 refs.)