MINEOLA, NY (AP) – The district attorney wants a review of conditions at Long Island’s Nassau County Jail after four inmate suicides in a year.
Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice tells Newsday that a review should be done by correction and mental health experts.READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Stay Off Roads As Wintry Mix Moves Through Region
State records show four Nassau inmates killed themselves by hanging in the last 12 months.
The latest was on Jan. 3 at the Nassau University Medical Center. The inmate had first tried to slit his wrists at the jail.READ MORE: Events Across NYC Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
There were no inmate suicides from 2006 through 2009.
State officials and advocates also have called for an independent review.MORE NEWS: Snow, Ice Blast Through Southern US In Powerful Winter Storm
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