Pridmore, S and Pridmore, W, The conundrum of hanging points in correctional facilities, Australasian Psychiatry, 25, (1) pp. 40-42. ISSN 1039-8562 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]
Copyright 2016 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Objective: We aimed to explore aspects of the removal of hanging points from correctional facilities.
Conclusion: An argument can be made that individuals have a right to die/suicide. The United Nations holds that except for freedom of movement, prisoners have the same rights as non-prisoners. The rights of the individual and the duty of many custodial institutions are in conflict. This introduces a conundrum; when all hanging points are removed from correctional facilities, prisoners without mental disorder, but with a sustained wish to die, will not be able to achieve that end, while non-prisoners will be well able to do so.
|Item Type:||Contribution to Refereed Journal|
|Keywords:||suicide, suicide prevention, prison, hanging|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)|
|Year Published:||2017 (online first 2016)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||1|
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