A detailed review of suicides in Pennsylvania state prisons revealed that more than 97% of suicides occurred among individuals who were housed alone in a cell. Research findings identified three main circumstances in which individuals were able to be housed alone. Operational solutions implemented will be discussed.
- Analyze historical Pennsylvania Department of Corrections suicide data
- Discuss the three main categories of how and why individuals are celled alone in Pennsylvania state prisons
- Examine operational solutions to mitigate the unintended consequences of suicide due to housing alone in a cell