AL: Inmate dies after hanging himself with underwear in Madison County Jail cell

An Alabama jail inmate arrested for a DUI strangled himself by tying a knot in a pair of long underwear and then tying it to the cell’s upper bunk.

According to the Chief:

“That’s a typical way that inmates commit suicide in jail,” Morrison said. “People picture them hanging from rafters, but that’s not the case at all.”

The inmate had been appropriately evaluated at intake and had answered no to deputies’ questions regarding whether he had suicidal intentions.

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