Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > WISCONSIN > Wisconsin General Prison Talk, News, Introductions & Chit Chat
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Wisconsin General Prison Talk, News, Introductions & Chit Chat Topics & Discussions relating to Prison & the Criminal Justice System in Wisconsin that do not fit into any other Wisconsin sub-forum category. Please feel free to also introduce yourself to other members in the state and talk about whatever topics come to mind that may not have anything to do with prison.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2006, 05:44 PM
BillieJo's Avatar
BillieJo BillieJo is offline
rest in peace MrsD. . . .
 

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: WI
Posts: 3,711
Thanks: 22
Thanked 87 Times in 52 Posts
Default Wisconsin Inmate Suicide Rate Twice National Average

WI prison suicides are twice national average
The Capital Times By Anita Weier
April 3, 2006

More than half of state prison suicides in Wisconsin occur in single-cell "segregated" units where inmates are kept apart from the general prison population, though only 10 percent of the beds in the 22,000-person system are segregated.

The suicide rate in segregation units is about 10 times that of general units, according to a recent Department of Corrections suicide prevention report.

Suicides in Wisconsin prisons average about twice the national number.

A January report by Dr. Kevin Kallas, a psychologist who became the state Department of Corrections' first mental health director three years ago, and Department of Corrections psychology director Don Hands, said that the annual suicide rate averages out to about 14 per 100,000 inmates nationally, while Wisconsin's
is 25 per 100,000.


full article at
http://www.madison.com/tct/mad/topst...=78733&ntpid=0
__________________
[center]


"... if commission of the crime of murder by individual man is a sin, the perpetration of the same act by society cannot be called a virtue"

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-08-2006, 12:33 PM
Truth Seeker Truth Seeker is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 1,960
Thanks: 20
Thanked 53 Times in 44 Posts
Default

That is very sad! Let's hope they do something about it so that no inmate take his or her own life anymore.
Abelle
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 AM.
Copyright © 2001- 2019 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics