NBC News: Prison suicides have been rising for years. Experts fear the pandemic has made it worse.

NBC News: Prison suicides have been rising for years. Experts fear the pandemic has made it worse.. “Nationwide, prison suicides have been increasing for years, and some experts worry worsening conditions and staff shortages brought on by the pandemic may accelerate that rise. Delays in data reporting, though, make it difficult to tell: The most recent national figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed an 85 perccent increase in state and federal prison suicides from 2001 to 2018, but 2020 data won’t come out until next year.”

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