Poster 4 Suicide in Jails: Trends and Tendencies to Reduce Suicides

This poster shares research and data into suicides and suicide attempts inside a large jail in upstate New York, with broader research to other jails in New York State and across the country. Reviewing data from completed suicides and attempted suicides, some myths and misconceptions are challenged. Several factors, such as heat and location in a facility, have proven to be strong predictors, allowing administrators and practitioners the ability to make changes to prevent future suicides.

Suicide Prevention