In America’s Prisons, Suicide Risk Rises Along With Temperatures

MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Punishing heat is a fact of life inside America’s prisons without air conditioning, and it is taking a serious toll on prisoners’ mental health.

When the outside thermometer hits 90 degrees Fahrenheit or more, a new study shows that prison suicide risk jumps 36%, in comparison to when temperatures are in the 60s.

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