Risk Factors for Suicide in Prisons
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Maurizio Pompili, David Lester, Paolo Girardi and Christine Tartaro
The present chapter reviews research on suicide in prisons and jails. The characteristics of
prisoners committing suicide are described, the role of screening discussed, and the need for adequate
training and standards for care to be implemented noted.
Suicide, prisons, jails, screening, assessment, standards of care.
Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center, Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy