Inmate Suicide Prevention Training

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

An attempted suicide by a Calhoun County jail inmate brings attention to the importance of standards and training to prevent such actions. Sheriff Matthew Wade says a woman, who was on suicide watch, managed to tie something around her neck over the weekend, but jailers were able to save her. When working in a county or state jail, officers must go through a suicide training course. Sheriff Wade says that when an inmate is brought into the jail, deputies and officers can identify if that inmate might be suicidal. Sheriff Wade says he's proud that his jailers followed protocol and were able to save the inmate's life.



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