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Old 04-05-2006, 05:44 PM
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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.

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