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Suicide epidemic hits corrections officers

In a 2011 survey of 3,599 corrections officers, researchers found that 44 percent experienced some form of post-traumatic stress disorder, while 27percent "met the criteria for full PTSD"

By Kevin Johnson
USA TODAY

BOSTON, Mass. — National law enforcement and health officials will meet later this year near Boston to review a recent rash of suicides involving prison and jail guards.

Concerns are mounting that the guards are struggling with a range of health-related troubles ranging from severe depression to post-traumatic stress disorder.

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