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Second inmates dies from suicide at Pima County jail

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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