Preventing Jail Suicide: Issues We Don’t Talk About, But Should

March 25, 2021
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Most jails have suicide prevention programs in place. Yet, inmates keep dying and suicide remains the leading cause of death in jail facilities. Part 2 of this series will cover key issues rarely talked about in relation to preventing inmates from killing themselves. These issues are essential to preventing in-custody suicide deaths and reducing the liability associated with them. The presenter is a jail suicide expert who is regularly involved with lawsuits related to suicide deaths in corrections. Audience participation and lessons learned from suicide litigation will be highlighted. Attending Part 1 of this series is recommended, but not required.

This is part of a two-part series:


Dr. Lisa Boesky is a Psychologist and Jail Suicide Expert who has consulted on Suicide and Mental Health in corrections for 20+ years, including multiple class-action lawsuits. Dr. Lisa has developed and delivered Suicide Prevention training to correctional professionals for over two decades. She conducts “Suicide Vulnerability Assessments” within correctional facilities to assess their Suicide Prevention Practices and provides recommendations for improvement, when necessary. Dr. Lisa serves as an opinion source for national media including USA Today, US News & World Report, CNN, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, among others. She is an experienced expert witness and forensic consultant on lawsuits related to incarcerated individuals who kill themselves. Find out more at