BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office told News 4 that the26-year-old prisoner who committed suicide is from Cheektowaga.
Erie County Sheriff's Deputies found the 26-year-old prisoner inhis cell at about 5 p.m.
The man was unresponsive.
Deputies performed CPR, as they waited for an ambulance.
The man was taken to Buffalo General where he was pronounceddead half an hour later.
The Sheriff's Office told News 4 that the inmate was booked onseveral charges Friday night.
They included, forgery, possession of a controlled substance andequipment violations in his car.
This is now the fifth suicide by hanging in the Holding Centersince 2007 and the eighth suicide in the facility since 2003.
Erie County is already facing two lawsuits over conditions atthe Erie County Holding Center.
Just last year, the Justice Department released a 50 pagereport after a two year investigation.
The lawsuit states that suicide prevention needs to be improvedat county jails.
This is what the jail superintendent, Robert Koch had to sayabout the accusation back then.
Koch explained, "If there's anything we can do better, we'll doit."
We do have calls out to the Erie County Sheriff's Office for aresponse to this latest hanging.
So far, none of those calls have been returned.
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