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Suicide thwarted at Dane County Jail

Posted May 18th, 2014 @ 7:19am

MADISON - The Dane County Sheriff's Office reported that deputies interrupted an attempted suicide at the Dane County Jail around 1pm Saturday.

According to the press release, the unnamed inmate was found hanging from a bed sheet that he had wrapped around his neck. The 28-year old inmate was conscious and breathing.

The inmate suffers from unspecified mental health problems and was being monitored in a special needs housing unit. He had been transferred from Winnebago Mental Health Institute two days earlier.

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