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
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.