Year: 1998 Source: This, v.32, no.1, (July/August 1998), p.27-31 SIEC No: 19980580

The suicides of 3 adolescent boys while in police custody are described. These boys, who had been in trouble with police, had slipped by the eyes of social workers, police & society to commit suicide in police-supervised areas. Despite resources such as the Suicide Information & Education Center in Calgary, & recommendations that police officers, security guards & social workers be trained on the subject of suicide, the fact remains that these boys died for no good reason.