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San Quentin Prisoner Found Hanged In His Cell

Postby Christina Marie » May 23rd, 2006, 1:02 am

May 22, 2006 6:33 pm US/Pacific

San Quentin Prisoner Found Hanged In His Cell

(BCN) SAN QUENTIN, Calif. A 28-year-old prisoner hanged himself in his cell this afternoon, San Quentin State Prison officials reported.

A correctional officer found the man at 3:30 p.m. today, said Lt. Eric Messick. The inmate had a bed sheet wrapped around his neck.

"Our officer immediately sounded the alarm and responding staff quickly cut the inmate down and had him transported to our emergency triage area," Messick said.

The man was unresponsive.

"All efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful and approximately 15 minutes after he was found, he was pronounced dead," Messick said.

The man was alone in his cell, Messick said.

Prison officials have been unsuccessful in contacting the man's family, and his name has not yet been released.

Messick said the man was from Humboldt County. He had been at San Quentin since March on a parole violation. He was originally jailed in January 2001 after being convicted of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.

"He had done his time and been paroled, and had just come back to us in March 2006 on a parole violation," Messick said.

Last Friday, the man was taken out of the general prison population and placed on administrative segregation status. He was in a single-person cell, Messick said.

Those on administrative segregation status are placed in "a transitional unit where they are evaluated before a committee that determines their appropriate housing needs. The inmates there do not mix as groups, they stay isolated in a high security unit," Messick said.

Messick declined to release the exact reason the man was segregated from the general population. Prisoners can be segregated due to disciplinary issues, the need for protection from fellow inmates or other issues.

The inmate was not segregated for disciplinary reasons, nor had he exhibited suicidal behavior, Messick said.

A suicide review committee conducts an investigation each time a person in custody takes his or her life.

"It's a comprehensive review. It's done by an outside reviewer assigned by our agency leadership," Messick said. Committee members typically examine the inmate's mental health history, as well as recent phone records, visitors and mail, he explained.


(BCN) SAN QUENTIN, Calif. A 28-year-old prisoner hanged himself in his cell this afternoon, San Quentin State Prison officials reported.

A correctional officer found the man at 3:30 p.m. today, said Lt. Eric Messick. The inmate had a bed sheet wrapped around his neck.

"Our officer immediately sounded the alarm and responding staff quickly cut the inmate down and had him transported to our emergency triage area," Messick said.

The man was unresponsive.

"All efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful and approximately 15 minutes after he was found, he was pronounced dead," Messick said.

The man was alone in his cell, Messick said.

Prison officials have been unsuccessful in contacting the man's family, and his name has not yet been released.

Messick said the man was from Humboldt County. He had been at San Quentin since March on a parole violation. He was originally jailed in January 2001 after being convicted of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.

"He had done his time and been paroled, and had just come back to us in March 2006 on a parole violation," Messick said.

Last Friday, the man was taken out of the general prison population and placed on administrative segregation status. He was in a single-person cell, Messick said.

Those on administrative segregation status are placed in "a transitional unit where they are evaluated before a committee that determines their appropriate housing needs. The inmates there do not mix as groups, they stay isolated in a high security unit," Messick said.

Messick declined to release the exact reason the man was segregated from the general population. Prisoners can be segregated due to disciplinary issues, the need for protection from fellow inmates or other issues.

The inmate was not segregated for disciplinary reasons, nor had he exhibited suicidal behavior, Messick said.

A suicide review committee conducts an investigation each time a person in custody takes his or her life.

"It's a comprehensive review. It's done by an outside reviewer assigned by our agency leadership," Messick said. Committee members typically examine the inmate's mental health history, as well as recent phone records, visitors and mail, he explained.

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Postby thonkoboy2000 » March 19th, 2008, 5:51 pm

RIP the jail must been real bad for him
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Re: San Quentin Prisoner Found Hanged In His Cell

Postby Vincetheprince » June 28th, 2008, 7:23 pm

R.I.P. I agree it must've been terrible, to die that way is brutal R.I.P.
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Re: San Quentin Prisoner Found Hanged In His Cell

Postby iamomes » August 3rd, 2008, 1:51 am

DONT DO THE CRIME IF YOU CANT HANDLE THE TIME! RIP THO
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Re: San Quentin Prisoner Found Hanged In His Cell

Postby Vincetheprince » August 6th, 2008, 10:38 pm

yup
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