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Another inmate attempts suicide at Dane County Jail

A Dane County Jail inmate attempted suicide Thursday, making him at least the eighth to do so since August.

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A 26-year-old man tried to end his own life at the Dane County Jail Thursday, making him at least the eighth inmate to attempt suicide since August.

The unidentified inmate used a prison-issued razor to cut his wrists and neck, but his attempt did not cause life-threatening injuries.

"Razors are provided to inmates for a short time in the morning for personal hygiene," Elise Schaffer, spokesperson for the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, told the Wisconsin State Journal.

The inmate left a suicide note before cutting himself. After nurses examined him at the jail, he was taken to the hospital, Schaffer said.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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