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Europe's prisoner suicide problem
Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.13.2016 | Lewis Sanders IV

Posted on 10/14/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Europe has one of the highest rates of prisoner suicides compared to other regions, according to the WHO. Prison reform advocates have called for alternative solutions for tackling the harrowing phenomenon.

While questions over security and personal well-being have emerged in the wake of the Chemnitz explosives suspect Jafer Albakr’s death, figures show that prisoner suicides happen far too often. […]

The UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggested in 2014 that suicide among prisoners appeared more frequently in Europe than other geographical regions, averaging 62 suicides per 100,000. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: epicfail; eu; europe; eussr; liberalism; prisons; rop; suicide
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1 posted on 10/14/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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... 2014 that suicide among prisoners appeared more frequently in Europe than other geographical regions, averaging 62 suicides per 100,000.

Yep, that's a problem! Gotta get those numbers up!..................

2 posted on 10/14/2016 10:04:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (YES, I'm Deplorable! I Deplore the entire Democrat Party!....................)
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To: Olog-hai

What is wrong with letting them repent?


3 posted on 10/14/2016 10:07:18 AM PDT by dgbrown
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To: Red Badger

Don’t want to do the time?

Don’t do the crime.

The time to help yourself, is before you decide to break the law.

Give yourself an reprieve before you have to ask someone else to.


4 posted on 10/14/2016 10:09:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (25 days: Until Presdient Pre-elect becomes President Elect Donald J. Trump. Help is on the way!)
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To: Olog-hai

Prisoner suicide saves taxpayer money.


5 posted on 10/14/2016 10:09:47 AM PDT by arthurus (Hillary's campaign is getting shaky)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought liberals loved suicide. As long as government supplies the pills, and it’s not done with a gun.


6 posted on 10/14/2016 10:19:01 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Olog-hai

Perhaps the comfy chairs (provided by the Spanish Inquisition) in the cells aren’t comfy enough?


7 posted on 10/14/2016 10:20:47 AM PDT by Moltke (Reasoning with a liberal is like watering a rock in the hope to grow a building)
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explosives suspect Jafer Albakr’s death

HMMMMM... Could be trying to get the 72 virgins? How many more from the Religion of peace???

8 posted on 10/14/2016 10:22:20 AM PDT by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away! After America , There is No Place to Go)
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To: Olog-hai

This is an odd phenom

Looks like a lot of the are middle eastern

The weird thing to me is that Western Europe has pretty cushy jails except for France which still has Bastille style joints

And they give out about 20% the severity of sentencing we do here at least federally

And they have perks like conjugal visits with about anyone and big cells and furloughs etc

So why suicide..

Plenty federal prisoners here have life sentences for non violent crimes ..pretty soft guys for life sentences

Yet suicide remains very low

It’s cultural I guess


9 posted on 10/14/2016 10:22:44 AM PDT by wardaddy (the traitorous GOPe deserves Third of May 1808 if ever a party did....)
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Jail sucks. It's supposed to. Suicide is the easy way out.
I suspect many prisoners live longer in jail than they ever would have in the wild. That's a net gain of sorts.
And let's not forget the plight of their victims.

10 posted on 10/14/2016 10:24:36 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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I worked in a prison for 25 years. A lot of the inmates had better food, clothing and shelter, than they did on the street. That’s pretty sad. I never liked having to deal with violence, but I thought that in many cases, that was the only “punishment” they got.


11 posted on 10/14/2016 10:32:23 AM PDT by Mark17 (Calvary's love has never faltered. All it's wonder still remains. Souls still take eternal passage.)
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To: Olog-hai

High suicide rates in prison are evidence of gang activity and organized crime, possibly abetted by the prison admin.

Lots of rivalries between Arab groups, Eastern European groups and Roma. European jail are parties compared to most US prisons. Add in the religious wars and no wonder folks “suicide”.


12 posted on 10/14/2016 10:36:40 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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Judging by some of the responses here, you’d everyone in prison was a monster locked up for murder, rape and/or pedophilia and therefore has it coming.


13 posted on 10/14/2016 10:39:44 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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Judging by some of the responses here, you’d everyone in prison was a monster locked up for murder, rape and/or pedophilia and therefore has it coming.


14 posted on 10/14/2016 10:39:44 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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After an expensive, time wasting study, it was found this is due to the fact there is no television, no soccer field and the elements must be endured due to the lack of amenities. These ‘folks’ found a way out.


15 posted on 10/14/2016 11:17:31 AM PDT by V K Lee (U TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP to TRIUMPH Follow the lead MAKE AMERICA GREAT)
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To: Olog-hai

European jails are pretty cushy and the sentences are much lighter than ours, so these guys must be real pusses if they are suiciding at such a high rate.


16 posted on 10/14/2016 11:25:21 AM PDT by Boogieman
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“Has it coming” from who? It’s suicide, they chose that themselves...


17 posted on 10/14/2016 11:27:26 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

They have prisoners in Europe?


18 posted on 10/14/2016 11:27:29 AM PDT by Brilliant
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We need studies for California to help raise our illegal prisoners’ suicide rates. Europe is way ahead of our scores.


19 posted on 10/14/2016 11:28:52 AM PDT by Yaelle
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Culturally, Europeans are a pretty solitary lot, whereas ME are a pretty social bunch. It’s probably due to a lot of isolation, despite having cable tv or video games to occupy their time. Their loneliness is probably the driver of most of it.


20 posted on 10/14/2016 11:34:28 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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