The efforts put into the control of inmate self-harm and suicide in the United States seem rather futile. Even the topic “prison suicide” is one that most individuals may avoid. Prisoners may be seen as condemned or disposable in the eyes of the public, which is inhumane.
Suicides in state, federal, and local correctional facilities rose from 499 in 2001 to 695 in 2019. Suicide accounts for 1.7% of all deaths in the United States, but 30% of all jail deaths. In 2019, nearly 10% of inmates committed suicide, not including suicide attempts.
Inmates may face despicable conditions in prison cells and few of them may have the mental stamina to keep up. Suffocation, including hanging and self-strangulation, accounted for nearly 90% of suicide deaths in local jails between 2010 and 2019. In this blog article, we will discuss “5 Best Ways Jail Or Prison Suicide And Self-Harm Can Be Prevented”.