An anti-suicide smock, or turtle suit, is a tear-resistant single piece outer garment that is generally used to prevent a hospitalized, incarcerated, or otherwise detained individual from forming a noose with the garment to commit suicide. The smock is typically a simple, sturdily quilted, collarless, sleeveless, gown with adjustable openings at the shoulders and down the front that are closed with nylon hook-and-loop or similar fasteners. The stiffness of the garment makes it impossible to roll or fold the garment without continuously applied pressure while not impeding the mobility of the wearer. The same material is used for the anti-suicide blanket.
- ↑ http://www.apltwo.ct.state.az.us/Decisions/JV20060049Opinion.pdf
- ↑ "Safety Suicide Smock.". September 2007. http://www.securingcosmos.com/shopexd.asp?id=3494. Retrieved September 4, 2007.