Year: 1997 Source: Jail Suicide/Mental Health Update, v.7, no.2, (Fall 1997), p.11-12 SIEC No: 19980284

Professionals in juvenile institutions believe the number of youth suicides in these facilites are vastly underreported. There has been no comprehensive study of juvenile suicides while in custody & newspaper reports are often the only accounts of such incidents. This article reprints a 1997 story from the Houston Chronicle about the suicide of a 16-year-old male at a juvenile boot camp. Police have since arrested 2 supervisors & charged them with altering documents related to this case.