ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman who killed herself in an Oregon prison last week had a history of mental illness that included suicide attempts.
Court records obtained by the Albany Democrat Herald show that Precious Anderson was viewed as a “clear suicide risk” by a clinical psychologist who interviewed her two year ago.
Her history included at least six previous suicide attempts, including one try in which she went into a coma after overdosing on prescription medication.
The reports indicate her mental health problems stemmed in part from physical and sexual abuse she suffered as a foster child.
Anderson died at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. She had been serving time on a Linn County assault conviction and was housed among the general population.
— Information in the above story is from the Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com.