Year: 2002 Source: Social and Legal Studies, v.11, no.4, (2002), p.589-591 SIEC No: 20050499

The reviewer finds that “Surviving the Prison Place,” by D Medlicott is a “valuable & much-needed contribution” to the discussion of deaths in custody in the United Kingdom. She is impressed with the author’s in-depth study of suicidal male prisoners, particularly the inclusion of prisoners’ personal accounts of their experience of suicidal feelings & behaviours. Some themes that deserve further development are identified, but overall the reviewer describes the text as “a success.”