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Cuyahoga County Jail inmate hospitalized following suicide attempt

Dozens of suicide attempts reported in last year
Posted at 4:03 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-08 16:58:18-05

CLEVELAND — An inmate at the Cuyahoga County Jail was hospitalized Thursday evening following a suicide attempt, according to a county spokesperson.

The man, who has not been identified, was immediately given medical attention and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. The man remains in intensive care, the spokesperson said.

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 facilty along with issues inmates have been dealing with.

RELATED: Feds investigating civil rights issue inside Cuyahoga County Jail

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.

The review was initiated at the behest of the county following six recent inmate deaths at the jail and multiple complaints from Cuyahoga County judges about the care inmates receive.

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