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.
Suicides in Massachusetts state prisons are occurring at a rate more than four times the national average this year, prompting advocates and inmates’ relatives to call for an urgent response from state officials — and spurring the Patrick administration yesterday to hire a suicide prevention specialist.
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.