Vermont corrections officer of the year dies in apparent suicide

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

Dalton pointed to a 2013 literature review from the U.S. Department of Justice that included research on the stress that correctional officers face. The review found, in part:

  • In 2011, about 31 percent of correctional officers reported “serious psychological distress,” twice the rate of the general public;
  • In 2012, 27 percent of correctional officers who responded to a study indicated they were suffering from PTSD;
  • “Much more research is needed to develop a better understanding of the prevalence and causes of suicide among (correctional officers).”

Read the article by Erin Mansfield in the Vermont Digger.