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Police: Will County jail inmate attempted suicide

A Will County jail inmate remains hospitalized in critical condition after a suicide attempt, authorities said.

The incident was reported to the Will County Sheriff’s Office on
June 13, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The inmate’s name was not released.

A male inmate who was being held at the jail for four weeks on multiple felony charges attempted to hang himself in his cell, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputies were notified by jail personnel that paramedics with the Joliet Fire Department had revived the inmate and taken him to Amita Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

The sheriff’s office said initial reports indicate that a jail guard conducted a headcount of the cell pod the inmate was in at 7 p.m. June 13. The inmate and his cellmate were both outside the cell.

When the guard performed a security check a short time later, he reportedly saw the inmate hanging by a bed sheet. The inmate was not breathing when the guard freed him. The guard began CPR and called for help.

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