Suicides

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Ariel Castro and the Reality of Suicide Behind Bars

He had the perfect profile for a prisoner suicide. 

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The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

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The Geography of Gun Violence in Cities and Metros

What we learn when we zoom in on the data.

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Preventing Suicide With Architecture

Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?

This Week in Bans: Texas Boy Too Big to Play Pee-Wee Football

Also, zombies are banished in Siberia and Taiwan makes it legal to buy suicide materials.

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Why Doesn't Every Subway System Have Suicide Prevention Barriers?

Mexico City's transit system is the latest to install platform screen doors, though budget constraints will mean many stations still won't have them