ERIC Number: EJ419667
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Jail Suicide and Legal Redress.
Olivero, J. Michael; Roberts, James B.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v20 n2 p138-47 Sum 1990
Recognizes suicide as leading cause of death in jails, with pretrial detainees being particularly at risk. Provides clinicians serving as consultants to jails with overview of legal precedent concerning liability for jail suicides on federal appellate, federal district, and state levels. Table provides summary view of appellate-level decisions on liability for jail suicide. Includes several liability-generating scenarios. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
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