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Implementation and Impact of the Central District of California's Suicide Prevention Program for Federal Sex Crime Defendants

Volume 76 Number 1
June 2012

Four suicides of sex-crime defendants in the Central District of California from 2004-5 prompted the pretrial services office to "create a program to protect defendants against self-incrimination while managing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and suicidality." The authors describe implementation of the program and provide a preliminary assessment.