suicide watch


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suicide watch

n.
A procedure by which a person in an institution such as a prison is watched closely because of being considered at risk of committing suicide.
Intensive monitoring of a person at high risk of suicide, especially in closed environments—e.g., correctional facility or psychiatric ward
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Following what was believed to have been an initial attempt at his own life, Epstein was reportedly put on suicide watch. However, following his successful attempt earlier this month, it was quickly discovered that he had not been under watch at the time of his death, prompting outrage and further inquiry into the circumstances of the accused sex criminal's imprisonment.
Inmates on suicide watch are subjected to 24 hours per day of "direct, continuous observation," according to U.S.
Epstein's removal from suicide watch would have been approved by both the warden of the jail and the facility's chief psychologist, said Jack Donson, a former prison official.
The New York Times, citing a prison official, reported that Epstein was in a special unit in the prison with extra security but wasn't specifically under suicide watch.
The first: Was Epstein on suicide watch, and if not, why not?
One took toTwitterto say: "The ITV commentator onSoccerAid joking that Susanna Reid will need to be on 'suicide watch' after her team lost the match is wholly inappropriate.
Technology has however disrupted the dynamics of suicide watch, with inmates being monitored through closed-circuit television cameras instead of actual prison wardens or the police.DEPLORABLE STATEAccording to Prof Christine Tartaro, an expert in criminal justice and lecturer at Stockton University, use of non-human means to monitor inmates is the genesis of other problems.
On December 28, a Syrian national of Kurdish decent committed suicide by using his shoelaces to hang himself while isolated and on suicide watch. He has just been informed of the death of his mother and two nieces in Syria.
He has been on remand at Castlerea Prison since early October and at the request of his solicitor has been on suicide watch.
FORMER X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos was put on suicide watch by her manager after newspaper reports that she had been involved in a drug deal.
The imposed restrictions placed on Stuart on March 4, 2008 have been referred to by many soldiers and officers as "suicide watch" or akin to a suicide watch.
The 55-year-old also reveals he had been placed on suicide watch before he was found dead in his prison cell at Acklington prison, in Northumberland, on Wednesday.