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Staff and Inmate Safety: Preventing Prison Facility Tragedy

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Keeping Prison Fatalities and Staff Injuries At Bay In May of 2010, the National Sheriff’s Association and the Treatment Advocacy Center worked together to prepare a study, which confirmed what many people already expected. The study, conducted using data from all 50 states, found that persons with serious mental illnesses were three times more likely to end up in a prison than a hospital. (http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/storage/documents/final_jails_v_hospitals_study.pdf) While the situation of the mental health system clearly needs to be addressed, there is no easy fix. Prison facilities need to take steps to protect both staff and inmates from unnecessary and often silent…

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