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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He was transferred from a local jail in Richardson, Texas, to Dallas County Jail Wednesday, where he was placed on suicide watch and under protective custody, according to (http://www.
He was on suicide watch after having tried to end his life only days before even though he had only one month left to serve.
In denying that there was a formal suicide watch, the unit adjutant stated: "I don't pretend for a second to say that the regiment knew how to deal with this soldier 100 per cent perfectly; that wouldn't be the truth.
HMP Northumberland refused to confirm or deny Scott was on suicide watch.
The Los Angeles Times first reported the suicide watch, citing an anonymous law enforcement source.
Lee was on suicide watch but got through a hatch in the hospital leading to the roof, where he fell to his death," said the friend.
Her parents are on constant suicide watch, and her counsellors think she's playing games.
A UKRAINIAN man who died while on suicide watch in a Warwickshire jail was harming himself in protest at his deportation, an inquest heard.
The stepdad, 32, is on suicide watch at Belmarsh Prison, South-East London, after getting death threats.
Hayes noted that many people, including the media, are fixated on keeping inmates safe while they are on suicide watch.
SUFFOLK Ripper suspect Stephen Wright is on a 24-hour suicide watch after plunging into depression while being held in a maximum security jail.
A privately-run jail where a vulnerable inmate hanged himself while on suicide watch was criticised by inspectors for having too few - and often inexperienced - guards controlling inmates, a court heard yesterday.