This August 21, 2014 Lancaster Online article talks about how the Lancaster County Prison is attempting to decrease the number of inmate suicides by replacing the bunks in cells. The old bunks had holes that created a place inmates could secure an item to the bunk for the purpose of hanging themselves. The new bunks are snug to the wall and don’t have these holes which would make it nearly impossible for a prisoner to hang themselves using their bunk. The new bunks will be installed in several phases.
- Inquest juries speak out on jail hanging deaths. Is anybody listening? (thestar.com)
- Inmate hangs himself in Lancaster County Prison cell (pennlive.com)
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