Correction Officer Suicide and Officer Wellbeing Final Report to the MADOC

THE IMPACT OF CORRECTION OFFICER SUICIDE ON THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND ON THE WELLBEING OF CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYEES

Final Report submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Correction.

Natasha A. Frost, PhD, Northeastern University
Carlos E. Monteiro, PhD, Suffolk University December 1, 2021


This document is a report submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Correction on the impact of correction officer suicide on the institutional environment and the wellbeing of correctional employees. The report is the result of extensive research conducted by experts in the field. It includes discussions of specific challenges faced by correctional employees, recommendations for the department to transform the occupational culture, and practical steps that can be taken to support correctional officers who may be struggling with mental health issues or other challenges.