TX Jail Suicides Decline Sharply Under New Intake Process

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Texas county jails have seen a sharp decline in inmate suicides since they began using a revised mental health screening tool last December, reports the Texas Tribune. Since December 2015, 14 county jail inmates have taken their own lives, a drop from a record 34 suicides between December 2014 and November 2015. In the five years before that, inmate suicides averaged 23 a year, according to the . . .

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