Year: 1992 Source: Practicing Anthropology, v.14, no.3, (Summer 1992), p.9-11 SIEC No: 20011562

This autobiographical article is by a female counselor in a jail for women in New Mexico. She discusses issues of suicide prevention in incarceration facilities. It also includes a case she witnessed, in which an inmate died by suicide. A discussion of what corrections officers believe about suicide is compared to facts about such things as method of death, time necessary to attempt suicide & risk factors for suicide. (SC)