Criminal Justice and Suicide?


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Suicide is significantly higher among people that have had contact with the criminal justice system, even if they were never convicted or served time, found a new study to be published in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Researchers found that the risk of suicide was highest among persons who had served time, but even those who had come into contact with the criminal justice system had a much higher rate.

Read the report here.

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