Is suicide illegal?

A friend of mine recently told me that the act of suicide is a crime, and though rarely enforced, there is a law that could land you jail time for a botched suicide. Is this true and if so has anyone ever been convicted of the crime? How much time did they serve?

hmm… wasn’t this same question asked quite recently?

well, i’m pretty sure that it is illegal to commit suicide, atleast in america. To the best of my knowledge people who commit suicide are not sent to jail, but rather to a mental institute until they are deemed “fit” to leave.

Sorry Sailor if its a repeat, I’m new to the board so I wouldnt have seen the first post.


Zev Steinhardt

Since this has been discussed so recently, I will close this thread and direct further comment to the thread linked to above by Zev.