Health providers and corrections officers at the D.C. jail are poorly trained to identify potentially suicidal inmates, take shortcuts in assessing and monitoring their mental conditions, and in some cases leave inmates naked and in isolation for days, according to a highly critical report released Thursday.
The report comes after four suicides in less than 12 months at the District’s Central Detention Facility, where the suicide rate catapulted to three times the national average, jail officials said.
Lindsay Hayes was featured in a newspaper article about a rash of inmate suicides at the Lancaster County (PA) Prison.
Lindsay M. Hayes participates in an interview with the New Mexico Association of Counties about the current perceptions and realities of jail suicides.
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.