Lindsay Hayes was featured in an article by the Columbus Dispatch about the recent suicide of a Licking County jail prisoner.
County jails across New York have recorded five inmate suicides this year. Three of those five occurred in the Erie County Holding Center, according to the state Commission of Correction.
A Bexar County Jail employee is being disciplined after failing to properly complete a single-page medical screening form during an inmate’s intake, causing the facility to fall into noncompliance with state standards once again.
More than three times the number of people who suffer from mental illness are being held in jails and prisons these days instead of hospitals, a new study reveals. And a different study shows the number of mentally ill inmates committing suicide has doubled over the past 20 years.
The Erie County Holding Center reported a suicide in December and a suicide attempt in January. Now, Justice Department lawyers are pushing a judge to let them and their suicide-prevention expert into the Holding Center no later than next month.