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March 2011 - National Jail Exchange

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    National Study of Jail Suicide: 20 Years Later

    Lindsay M. Hayes is the author of National Study of Jail Suicides: 20 Years Later , available for download from the NIC website. Summary Introducing a shorter summary of the study's findings, Hayes writes: Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death in jails across the country and the rate of suicide in county jails is estimated to be several times greater than that of the general population. In September, 2006, the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) entered into a cooperative...
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