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Data: Rate of attempted suicide doubles in Texas prisons

Feb. 7, 2018 at 12:02 a.m.

HOUSTON — The attempted suicide rate recorded inside Texas prisons has more than doubled in four years, according to data.

State prisons averaged 65 suicide attempts per month in 2013, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice data. The prisons averaged 150 attempts per month in the first 11 months of 2017.

The state's prison population has also decreased over that time, meaning the rate of suicide attempts increased even more than the original numbers show, the Houston Chronicle reported.



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