Suicides in Penitentiaries and Detention Centres
Problems of Law
Angelika Rzeźniczak
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow Uniwersity (AFMKU), Poland
Published 2020-10-06
https://doi.org/10.15388/Teise.2020.116.11
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Keywords

suicides
self-inflicted injuries
the penitentiary system
prison
pre-trial detention

How to Cite

Rzeźniczak A. (2020) “Suicides in Penitentiaries and Detention Centres”, Teisė, 1160, pp. 147-156. doi: 10.15388/Teise.2020.116.11.

Abstract

This article deals with the problem of suicides and self-inflicted injuries in prisons and detention centres. The main aim of the article is an attempt to determine the characteristics of a prisoner who performs self-destructive behavior. The second aim is to get to know better the problems of inmates committing suicides. Knowing these problems will help to find preventive solutions. The article describes the information collected during interviews with 18 people, including: prisoners (women and men), prison chaplains, directors of prisons, officers and employees of penitentiary units. 

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