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Two more inmates attempt suicide at Dane County Jail

In the sixth and seventh suicide attempts at the facility since the beginning of August, two Dane County Jail inmates tried to take their own lives Wednesday.

Two Dane County Jail inmates attempted suicide Wednesday morning in separate incidents that were eventually thwarted by prison staff.

More than half a dozen prisoners have attempted to take their own lives at the county jail since August, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

A deputy responded around 6:30 a.m. to a 51-year-old woman who was seen on a security camera tying a sock around her neck. Staff were able to respond and remove the ligature before the woman was injured.

About three hours after the first incident, a deputy found a 39-year-old woman, who had a towel and ligature around her neck, lying face down in the shower. The woman was taken to a local hospital and will later return to the jail.

Dane County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Elise Schaffer could not be reached for comment. 

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