AP NEWS

Why are so many Pa. prison inmates committing suicide?

October 9, 2018

By Staff

Stephen Leonardo is no mental-health expert; he’s just an inmate who was assigned to janitorial duty on the unit of Graterford prison where the psychiatric observation cells were located. Still, even he could tell Christopher Gilchrist — a 28-year-old inmate with diagnosed serious mental illness — was on the precipice.

It wasn’t hard, he said: Gilchrist, already on suicide watch, was standing right in front of him with a homemade rope around his neck.

Continue reading on Philly.com

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/suicide-pennsylvania-doc-department-of-corrections-prison-seena-fazel-lindsey-hayes-self-harm-20181009.html

AP RADIO
Update hourly