Research summary: Relationship between Prison Conditions, Inmate Characteristics, and Suicide

Dec 31, 2014

This study used secondary data to investigate the combined effect of prison conditions (level of deprivation), inmate demographic composition (importation), and systemic characteristics (prison age and size, public versus private facility, inmate population) on the inmate suicide rate in state facilities in the United States.

This research summary, prepared by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) in 2014, is adapted from:
Author: Meredith Huey Dye, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Article Title: Deprivation, Importation, and Prison Suicide: Combined Effects of Institutional Conditions and Inmate Composition
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication: Journal of Criminal Justice
Publication Type: Refereed Journal
Date of Publication: July/August 2010
Volume: 38
Pages: 796-806

Caren Martin (Martin & Guerin Design Research, LLC)
Denise Guerin (Martin & Guerin Design Research, LLC)
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The American Institute of Architects

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