Inmates in state prisons are less likely to commit suicide than are those held in local jails. Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was not under a suicide watch when he hanged himself in an Ohio prison, and apparently had not had an independent psychological examination.
Ariel Castro was not on suicide watch. Castro hung himself Tuesday, say prison officials. Castro was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years for 937 counts against three women, including kidnapping and rape.
The N-word is unacceptable from whites, but some argue it is socially acceptable within the African-American community. A recent court case challenges that double standard, arguing that it is a degrading term regardless of the race of the speaker.