Year: 2000 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.30, no.4, (Winter 2000), p.370-376 SIEC No: 20010830

Although the problem of suicide in jail & prison historically has been ignored, significant insight has been gained over the past several decades due primarily to increasing litigation. This article provides a brief overview of the progress in research, programming, & policy. The new millennium offers exciting opportunities for continued growth in correctional suicide prevention. The key areas of process research, risk assessment, & public & penological policy changes are reviewed & considered vital for the field’s advancement. (36 refs.)