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Suicide Prevention in Prisons: Ensuring Dignity and Constitutional Rights of Prisoners on Mental Health Watch

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The legislation would prohibit our prisons and jails from placing possibly suicidal prisoners in what is effectively solitary confinement, ensure all decisions made about the treatment of such prisoners are made by qualified mental health professionals, and remove officers from watching suicidal prisoners if the officers violate suicide prevention policies.