Year: 2009 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, v.37, no.1, (March 2009), p.82-91 SIEC No: 20090024

A literature search was done to find research on incarcerated veteran suicide, veteran suicide, suicide in jails/prisons, & veterans incarcerated from 2000 to the present. The literature did not reveal the suicide risk of incarcerated veterans, nor does it enable meaningful estimates. However, striking similarities & overlapping characteristics link the data on veteran suicide, inmate suicide, & incarcerated veterans, suggesting that the veteran in jail or prison faces a level of suicide risk beyond that conferred by either veteran status or incarceration alone. Implications for clinical practice & future research are offered. (65 refs.)