Better Support for Released Inmates May Reduce Suicide Risk

The majority of prisoners reported a history of family breakdown or abandonment as a child, physical abuse or neglect, and excessive drug and alcohol abuse in their family homes.

A new study has called for greater support to be provided for released offenders to reduce the risk of suicide. Not enough support is currently being offered to released offenders to prevent alcohol/drug abuse and suicide. There has often been much focus on the need to reduce the risk of suicide in prisons.

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