Source: 63p. SIEC No: 20070654

This report provides a summary of the observations, findings, & recommendations of an independent evaluator of suicide prevention practices in the Massachusetts Department of Correction. The investigative reports &/or mortality reviews of 10 inmate suicides during 2005-2006 were also examined. The assessment was done within the evaluator’s framework of 8 critical components of a suicide prevention policy: staff training, identification/screening, communication, housing, levels of supervision, intervention, reporting, & follow-up mortality/review.