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Cuyahoga County jail inmate in stable condition after suicide attempt

Posted at 8:12 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 20:12:36-05

CLEVELAND — A Cuyahoga County Jail inmate has attempted suicide, according to a spokesperson for the jail.

The inmate was discovered during round checks and was immediately taken to a medical facility.

The inmate is in stable condition, according to the spokesperson.

Last year, eight inmates died inside of the jail.

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There have been more than 55 suicide attempts at the county jail in the last 12 months , according to a report prepared by the U.S. Marshals Service. The report shed light on various problems plaguing the county facility along with issues inmates have been dealing with.

Inmates who reside in the Cuyahoga County Jail are forced to live in unacceptable conditions in an inhumane environment where basic civil liberties are withheld, sometimes as a form of punishment by staff, according to the U.S. Marshals facility review report.