Year: 1997 Source: Crisis, v.18, no.4, (1997), p.178-184 SIEC No: 19971383

In 1985, the State of New York implemented a comprehensive suicide prevention program within its upstate local jail facilities. The program used key coordination strategies & risk management components. It addressed not only the immediate needs of inmates with high-risk profiles, but also focused on the impact of the stressful jail experience. Despite a nearly 100% increase in the jail population, there has been more than a 150% decrease in jail suicides since program implementation. (10 refs)