Year: 1997 Source: Jail Suicide/Mental Health Update, v.7, no.2, (Fall 1997), p.1-7 SIEC No: 19980281

This article illustrates one jail system’s struggle with suicide prevention. The last suicide in the Hunter County Jail system occurred in 1993; prior to this there had been 4 other suicides in a 24-month period. In 1992, a consultant issued a report of findings & recommendations regarding 4 of these suicides, seven of these are summarized in this article. County officials subsequently settled a pending federal lawsuit against the jail & also settled lawsuits filed by the victims families.