Comments for: Inmate at Cumberland County Jail attempts to hang himself

Posted Aug. 23, 2012, at 4:09 p.m.

PORTLAND | An inmate at Cumberland County Jail being held on theft charges allegedly tried to hang himself with his bed sheet Thursday morning, according to the county sheriff’s office. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday afternoon it is investigating the incident, in which inmate Lawrence Cox allegedly …

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  • I think that if an inmate at any correctional facility wishes to end their life, they should be allowed to do so.

    Just get them to sign a release first to exonerate the State, oounty or municipality so their reletives can’t come back and sue.  If we are a “free conutry” one should be free to say they have had enough, and check out.

    • Anonymous

      So true….

      • Anonymous

        i agree..

    • Anonymous

      Anyone should be able too. Not just inmates. Have a waiting period to make sure that’s what they really want, and then let them end it in their own terms. The people that really want to will do it anyway, why not give them some dignity.

  • Davida Willette

    you really dont understand what it is like to be incarcerated do you . he may have asked to speak to someone but simply ignored. especially if this was his first time. some people who are clastrophobic especially . they put you in a holding cell first when they put you through processing solitary confinment . if you behave the processing goes faster and gradually you are allowed more rewards like a hour in the day room that telephone call to loved ones you have to call collect though though . if you are behaved you earn work privilages . it takes awhile but when you first get processed it is not pleasant. if he had drug issues that would make it worse 

    • Anonymous

       Wow i been  there and you make it sound like hell its more like cupcake jail

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