Adam Deiulio, 29, has attempted suicide seven times in jails. His cell is empty except for this blanket. Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Portsmouth houses hundreds of mentally ill from the Peninsula. The special units sometimes hold mentally ill in solitary. There are anywhere from 6 to 12 inmates on suicide watch at any given time at HRRJ. The facility is staffed primarily by law enforcement personnel rather than psych staff. "This was the first time in many years I was given this time to photograph the inmates inside jail with mental illness. Their eyes tell their story of being lost souls inside a jail they don't understand."
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