Prisoner Suicide Prevention Program

Part 1: Based on research.

How prevalent is the incidence of prisoner suicide? Explain in detail.
What factors seem to contribute the most to prisoner suicide? Explain in detail, and use scholarly and academic resources to fully support your arguments.
What are the characteristics and histories of victims of prisoner suicide? Explain.
Where and under what circumstances is prisoner suicide likely to occur? Be detailed in your response, and provide examples to support your arguments.
Why are prison officials obligated to address the problem of prisoner suicide?

Part 2: Develop a policy/program aimed at prevention of inmate suicide in your prison.

Identify and describe key correctional departments and others, such as line staff, who should be involved in implementation of the policy and the role they should play.
Be specific and detailed in your response when explaining the importance of line staff.
The policy should address major components such as:
– Training
– Identification
– Referral
– Assessment
– Intervention
In your policy, identify the types of records that are to be maintained.
The policy should reference state and national standards.
The policy should also reflect staff and budget considerations.


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