Year: 1994 Source: Crisis, v.15, no.4, (1994), p.155-158 SIEC No: 19940902

This literature overview article provides data on jail & prison suicides, examines precipitating factors & jail environment & operating factors which contribute to suicidal behavior, & discusses the manipulative inmate & the use of isolation. The author notes that prison suicide must be viewed in the context of a process by which an inmate is (or becomes) ill-equipped to handle the common stressors of confinement. (19 Refs.)