Prisoners on Prisons: Experiences of peer-delivered suicide prevention work
AffiliationUniversity of Chester; University of Nottingham; Prison Reform Trust
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AbstractPrison suicide is a global concern, with rates consistently exceeding those in non-incarcerated populations. Prisoners deliver (suicide prevention) initiatives in jurisdictions around the world. As part of a research project seeking to foreground prisoner voices in criminological knowledge, former prisoners and academics coproduced an innovative, retrospective examination of peer-delivered prison suicide prevention in England. Our collaborative, autoethnographic research design involved focus group discussions and co-authored outputs. We offer fresh perspectives on peer-delivered suicide prevention, revealing overlooked limitations including traumatisation through ‘volunteering’. Findings include: the riskiness of prison peer support; inconsistencies in training and conditions; the importance of (supported) peer provision; and proposals for safer service development.
CitationBuck., G., Tomczak, P., Harriott, P., Page, R., Bradley, K., Nash, M., & Wainwright, L. (2023 - forthcoming). Prisoners on prisons: Experiences of peer-delivered suicide prevention work. Incarceration, vol(issue), pages. https://doi.org/10.1177/26326663231172023
DescriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in [Incarceration]. To access the final edited and published work see http://dx.doi.org/[doi journal link].
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