Year: 1991 Source: Large Jail Network Bulletin, v.2, no.3, (1991), p.13-14 SIEC No: 20010624

This article discusses suicide prevention policies in the Jefferson County Jail in Louisville, Kentucky. Suicide prevention begins with booking when inmates are screened for suicide risk. An unusual aspect of this program is the utilization of volunteer inmates to watch others for potentially suicidal behaviour. Benefits of the program are briefly reviewed.