Géraldine Duthé

About Géraldine Duthé

Géraldine Duthé has a PhD in Demography and is currently a researcher at the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED). Her research interests include mortality, health transition, demographic data sources and mental health, with focus on France, West Africa and the Caucasus.

Prison Suicide in France: What Makes Inmates Vulnerable?

Nearly one in two deaths in French prisons is a suicide. Between 2005 and 2010, the annual rate averaged 18.5 suicides per 10,000 prisoners. This is seven times higher than the suicide rate among men aged 15-59, the group most similar to the French prison population in terms of sex and age characteristics.

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