Year: 2009 Source: Federal Probation, v.73, no.2, (September 2009), p.1-8 SIEC No: 20101154

This article focusses on a group that appears to be a significantly higher risk of suicide than members of the general population: sex defendants on pretrial supervision at the federal level (there are no national data sources on the number of suicide attempts or suicides among pretrial defendants or other groups under community correctional supervision). The authors provide an overview of suicide at the pretrial level, & discuss challenges to the risk principle & the Central District of California’s Suicide Prevention Strategy. They evaluate new strategies designed to prevent suicide among federal sex crime defendants & review other issues to consider. JA