Year: 2010 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, v.38, no.1, (March 2010), p.6-10 SIEC No: 20100328

In this editorial, the author discusses recent data from the American Bureau of Justice Statistics that suggests a point of diminishing progress in jail suicide prevention may have been reached. She reviews some of the factors that may be involved, including the passage of the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Prevention can be improved by addressing environmental threats, assessing inmates’ level of vulnerability, & by modifying clinical practice to protect inmates from peer intimidation. (10 refs.)