Prison Suicide and the Nature of Imprisonment (IN: Deaths of Offenders: the Hidden Side of Justice, edited by A Liebling)
This chapter attempts to discover what high prison suicide rates tells one about the nature of the prison experience. The psychological effect of prison experiences such as confinement & bullying and how they contribute to feelings of suicide is mentioned. Suicide risk factors, and their inherent prevalence amongst prisoners, is mentioned. Prisoners’ personal vulnerabilities and the subjectivity of the prison experience is discussed with regards to their effect on suicide.