Event Title

The Relationship Between Mentally Ill Inmates, Solitary Confinement, and Attempted Suicide

Major

Psychology

Faculty Mentor

Carrie L. Cook

Abstract

I will be presenting research that examines the relationship between mental illness, solitary confinement, and suicide attempts. I am examining this relationship because current literature suggests that inmates with mental illnesses that have been placed in solitary confinement are more likely to attempt suicide. My research question is if there is a significant correlation between inmates that are diagnosed with a mental illness that have been placed in solitary confinement and have attempted suicide. I am using data from ICPSR 4572: Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities. The data I am using involves prisoners who have been diagnosed with a possibility of seven mental illnesses, have been placed in solitary confinement, and have ever attempted suicide.

Session Name:

Practicing Punishment: Confinement and other Concerns

Start Date

10-4-2015 10:15 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 11:15 AM

Location

HSB 201

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Apr 10th, 10:15 AM Apr 10th, 11:15 AM

The Relationship Between Mentally Ill Inmates, Solitary Confinement, and Attempted Suicide

HSB 201

I will be presenting research that examines the relationship between mental illness, solitary confinement, and suicide attempts. I am examining this relationship because current literature suggests that inmates with mental illnesses that have been placed in solitary confinement are more likely to attempt suicide. My research question is if there is a significant correlation between inmates that are diagnosed with a mental illness that have been placed in solitary confinement and have attempted suicide. I am using data from ICPSR 4572: Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities. The data I am using involves prisoners who have been diagnosed with a possibility of seven mental illnesses, have been placed in solitary confinement, and have ever attempted suicide.