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Salt Lake County Jail -- Barriers for Suicide Prevention

Award Information

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Funding Category
Awardee County
Salt Lake County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $4,000,000)

O-BJA-2023-171577 Proposal Abstract

Salt Lake County on behalf of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s office and the citizens of Salt Lake County, located in service areas 84006-84199, as the intended beneficiaries of the (O-BJA-2023-171577 Byrne Discretionary Community Project Funding / Byrne Discretionary Grant), is proposing to install; mesh suicide barriers, in up to four housing pods, at the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center (ADC). The barriers will be installed ceiling to floor anchored in place on the outer side of the second tier walkway of each pod, along the stairs leading to the mezzanine & around the mezzanine. The proposed project will aid in preventing inmates from sustaining serious injury or possibly death, as well as save the county and taxpayers thousands of dollars in medical bills, litigation and lawsuits associated with the suicide attempts.

Date Created: August 10, 2023