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
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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