Year: 1995 Source: Mansfield, Massachusetts: National Center on Institutions and Alternatives, 1995. 325p. SIEC No: 19971178

This revision of a 1988 manual is for law enforcement & jail administrators, & their staff. It addresses custodial care, supervision, & liability concerns relating to suicidal behaviour in jails & lockups. Suicide prevention begins at the point of arrest. The key to averting jail & lockup suicides is a prevention program with: staff training, intake screening, communication between staff, human interaction between staff & inmates, & the administrator’s initiative.