In-custody suicide prevention

The first 72 hours of custody is a critical period for those inmates who may be vulnerable to a suicide attempt

In-custody suicides happen too often. Custody staff must be cognizant of the constricted feelings inmates may feel when incarcerated that could lead to attempted or completed suicides. In this tip, risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham outlines why the first 72 hours of custody is a critical period for those inmates who may be vulnerable to a suicide attempt.

For more tips from Gordon, click here.

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