Year: 1992 Source: Mansfield, Massachusetts: National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, (Fall 1992). 11p. SIEC No: 19930447

This issue of “Jail Suicide Update” deals primarily with issues of standards of care to be delivered by jail staff when a suicide or attempted suicide occurs in their jail. Particular issues include: preventing suicides through prompt intervention, what the standards require, emergency rescue tools, litigation, firings & indictments following a jail suicide, what to do when working alone, & critical incident stress.