Luzerne County Coroner says inmate Brooke Griesing committed suicide by hanging herself in her Luzerne cell.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Luzerne County Coroner Makes Determinations on Deaths of Two Inmates in County Jail

Last week, Times Leader reported on the Luzerne County Coroner’s determinations on the deaths of two inmates in the county jail. One was drug-related. The other was a prison suicide. Luzerne County Prison in Pennsylvania has had a lot of inmate deaths. Most of them have been caused by suicide. Statistics on attempted prison suicides Read More…

Female Hawaiian inmate Jessica Fortson is not rare. Prison and jail suicides are an epidemic in the US.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Female Hawaiian Inmate Commits Suicide… Father Blames Long-Term Isolation

Monday, US News reported on a female Hawaiian inmate who committed suicide in her cell. Her father, Richard Fortson, has been questioning authorities. He believes his daughter was isolated for far too long, which led to her death. 30-year-old prison inmate Jessica Fortson is a mother of two. The woman prisoner was found unresponsive in her Read More…

Prison Suicides & Deaths

Experts Suggest Money is the Key to Tackling Prison Suicides

Two weeks ago, The Guardian published a news report related to tackling prison suicides. It’s author, Mary O’Hara suggests that the problem is related to an overcrowded, underfunded penal system. This makes it impossible to deal with mental health issues, causing the prison suicide rate to soar in the United States. The Suicide of Alabama Read More…

Tuesday, a Philadelphia prison inmate committed suicide in his cell at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, PA.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Philadelphia Prison Inmate Suicide Linked To Understaffing

A yet to be named Philadelphia prison inmate committed suicide at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Tuesday. City officials blame understaffing for the incident. The 65-year-old deceased inmate hanged himself in his cell when detention officers were not around to supervise the cells. This reports comes from Lorenzo North, head of Philadelphia’s Union of Correctional Read More…

51 prison inmates died in North Carolina county jails in just 5 years. Patrick O'Malley was one of them. (Video)
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51 Prison Inmates Died in North Carolina County Jails Within 5 Years (Video)

Monday, US News reported on an independent investigation carried out by the News & Observer newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina. It revealed that 51 prison inmates died in North Carolina county jails over a 5-year period. Investigations found that these inmates were left unsupervised against state regulations. North Carolina Department of Public Safety Regulations In the Read More…

Inmate Robert Daidone committed suicide at the Maury Correctional Institution in North Carolina while in solitary confinement.
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North Carolina & California Prisons Hard Hit with Suicides in 2016

Robert Daidone, a prisoner at Maury Correctional Institution in North Carolina was found dead in his cell last Tuesday. The 28-year old makes the state’s 5th prison suicide this year alone. According to The Charlotte Observer, prison authorities are currently investigating Daidone’s death. Daidone was serving time in the Eastern NC DPS facility for various Read More…

Shaylene "Blue" Graves committed suicide at CIW just six days before her scheduled release.
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Another Inmate Commits Suicide at CIW… Just 6 Weeks before Her Release Date

Erika Rocha and Shaylene “Blue” Graves both committed suicide at CIW this year. Why are there so many suicides at CIW, and what can be done about it? CORONA, Calif. – June 8, 2016 – PRLog — There has been yet another suicide reported at the Correctional Institute for Women in Corona, CA, otherwise known Read More…