After a record year for suicides in the metro area, there’s finally some good news when it comes to suicide prevention.
Last year at this time four Clark County Jail inmates had taken there own life. This year not a single one.
This is because of upgrades made by the Clark County Jail to help prevent suicides after taking increased pressure from inmates families, mental health advocates, and politicians.
Shorter ball-shaped shower heads, along with fire sprinklers shaped like cones and metal window frames without a gap were all swapped in. Eliminating opportunities for inmates to hang themselves. The upgrades came at a cost of $545,000 paid for by a supplemental budget approved by county commissioners in 2012.
There were 13 suicides between 2007 and 2012.