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Colorado Bill Proposes Curbs on Use of Solitary in Jails

New legislation would require Colorado’s jails to keep people with certain medical and mental health conditions out of solitary confinement. While advocates and family members of victims support the bill, sheriffs say more funding will be necessary to implement the changes.

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Law Enforcement Officers and Trauma: The Next Public Health Crisis?  

Police and corrections officers suffer higher rates of depression, PTSD, burnout and other anxiety-related mental health conditions than the general population. They should not have to suffer in silence, write three experts in trauma therapy and research.

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Why Cops Don’t Talk About Suicide

While there are encouraging signs that the “epidemic” of police suicides has eased, it remains a an issue that is too often swept under the rug, writes one California officer. Unlike COVID-19, “we don’t need to put on masks; we need to remove them,” he adds.

Can Datamining Help Prevent Domestic Violence?

Research conducted by the University of New South Wales in Australia  demonstrates the potential benefits of focused data mining to investigate and prevent future incidents of abuse, reports The Conversation. The study of almost half a million police reports of domestic violence in Australia revealed a hidden picture of mental health issues in perpetrators and victims.