81 Pa. county jail suicides in 4 years: A look at how jails report deaths
Over the past four years, county jails reported 81 suicide deaths to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. They also reported an additional 123 deaths— most labeled as “natural.” RELATED STORIES ‘This is not ordinary’: 5 inmate suicides in 3 months at Graterford Recent overdoses highlight the difficulty of keeping drugs out of jails Corrections Dept. has no plans to give inmates original copies of their mail. Here’s a look behind the jails’ reports.