prisoner suicide

prisoner suicide2016-11-16T14:03:40+00:00

prisoner suicide


Definition A self-explanatory term for a suicide completion by a person held in a detention facility, which is the most common cause of death of prisoners.

Comment Suicide has been the cause of death of numerous notorious criminals, including Harold Shipman–the English serial killing doctor, Ariel Castro–the Cleveland kidnapper, Philip Markoff–the Craigslist killer, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess and many other Nazi war criminals. 

Synonyms Detainee suicide, incarceration suicide, jail suicide, prison suicide, suicide in custody, suicide in jail, suicide in prison 


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