Two inmates at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex have taken their lives whereas in custody prior to now week.
PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. — A Pima County jail inmate has taken his personal life, making it the second suicide there in per week.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department says corrections officers doing rounds found 40-year-old Amin Shaheed Muhammad Ali unconscious in his cell Sunday afternoon.
Corrections officers and the jail’s medical employees tried life-saving measures however he was pronounced lifeless.
Authorities say he died by strangulation utilizing a mattress sheet. There had been no indicators of foul play or of anybody else’s involvement.
Officials at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex say officers had carried out a safety test 10 minutes earlier and noticed nothing amiss.
Ali was in custody for expenses of introducing contraband right into a corrections facility.
This demise occurred 5 days after one other inmate, 50-year-old Hugh Gillespie Burford, died in an analogous method in a cell.
Investigations into each deaths stay ongoing.
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