'Suicide Pact' Suspected By Kansas Prison Officials

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Hutchinson Correctional Facility officials suspect there was a "suicide pact" among three inmates who attempted to simultaneously hang themselves in their cells.

Prison spokesman Dirk Moss said Thursday that the investigation into the Oct. 30 suicide attempts is "mostly complete." He says the inmates were each in individual cells in the segregation unit, and some of them were adjoining.

The Hutchinson News reports that the inmates used bedding, "primarily sheets," in the hanging attempt.

The inmates were taken to the internal prison clinic for treatment, and two were transferred to a Wichita hospital due to the extent of their injuries.

All three were returned to the prison population within a few days. Their names haven't been released.

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