Idaho Department of Correction’s inmate companion program features more than 200 inmates who help prevent prison suicides by helping staff stand watch over a suicidal inmate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
Idaho Department of Correction’s inmate companion program features more than 200 inmates who help prevent prison suicides by helping staff stand watch over a suicidal inmate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com

How to prevent prison suicides? In Idaho, inmates watch over each other — and it works

November 16, 2016 03:51 PM