First-In-Nation Study Finds Distressingly High Suicide Rates For Calif.’s Prison Guards
Inmate suicides have been intensively studied, but until now there has been limited research on how the job affects correctional employees.
The Associated Press:
California Examines Prison Guards' High Suicide Rate
Correctional Officer Scott Jones kissed his wife goodbye on July 8, 2011, and headed off to a maximum-security prison in the remote high desert of northeastern California. He never came home. Jones' body was found a day later, along with a note explaining why the 36-year-old took his own life: "The job made me do it." (1/9)