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Suicide Gown and Blanket
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Published: 04/14/2003

By MINNCOR Industries
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 110
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-5219 
Toll-Free: (800) MINNCOR (646-6267)
Phone: (651) 603-0118 
Fax: (651) 603-0119
E-mail: customer-service@minncor.com

Text provided by MINNCOR Industries:

The gown and blanket reduce the potential for an inmate or patient to use his own clothing for a suicide attempt. Originally designed for use in a maximum security correctional facility, the gown and blanket have applications in both correctional and therapeutic settings.

When Extreme Safety Measures are Required Ordinary clothing or even heavy canvas clothing can be torn by the inmate and fashioned into a noose; stripping the inmate is not a desirable alternative.

The gown and blanket provide safe, comfortable clothing for high risk, suicide-prone individuals. The material is extremely tear-resistant and the gown has break-away seams held together by hook and loop closures when worn. Padding in the mid-torso area of the gown provides bulk to thwart noose construction. The double-ply blanket also has additional padding through the mid-section. The gown and blanket can be important components of an overall program to reduce institutional suicides.

Gown & Blanket features:
*Two-ply construction throughout.
* Hidden seams with double stitching.
*Exceptionally tear-resistant material. 
(so strong it is virtually impossible to tear without tools)
* Comfortable, soft, and breathable.
*May be washed, but dry cleaning is recommended for extended wear.

Gown: Break-away shoulder and side seams. Hook & loop closures. Padded Area. One size gown fits most individuals (the gown is generously sized and has a scoop neck design.) Gown is 47'' long. Custom sizes may be ordered. Contact your MINNCOR Sales Representative.

Blanket: Blanket is 5' x 7'. Two ply construction with padded area.

PRECAUTION REGARDING THE INDUSTRIES APPAREL TO REDUCE THE POTENTIAL FOR SUICIDE ATTEMPTS: MINNCOR Industries makes no guarantees regarding the use of this apparel as a suicide deterrent. The products are intended only to be one component of a comprehensive suicide prevention program. We strongly urge our customers to use these products in conjunction with other reasonable supervisory and monitoring precautions regarding suicide attempts.



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