Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem  

lovemetouchme5 52F
1534 posts
8/14/2006 8:26 pm

Last Read:
8/19/2006 7:14 pm

Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

Warning: This post is not for the weak at heart or stomach

The mood was very solemn when I got to work today. I found out that one of the inmates had committed suicide yesterday afternoon.

He had secured himself in a mop closet with a rope and slashed his wrists, groin, and neck. The officers found his limp, bloody body laying on top the sewer drain after he didn’t make 4:30 pm count. The razor blade he used was found in the pipes of that drain along with several ounces of his blood. The inmates in class today stated that there were bloody hand prints on the door and the handle, where he might have possibly tried to get himself out before perishing.

This inmate was due to be released in two weeks. However, he had a pending case in Nebraska where he may have ended up serving an additional 20 years. I don’t know what his crime was either here or in Nebraska. I try not to learn that information because I am there to teach them, not judge them.

It’s terrible that this offender thought that this was the only way to solve his problems.

countryheart_71 46F
8081 posts
8/14/2006 8:46 pm

That is so sad. It makes me wonder what was going through his mind for him to think that it was a better way out.


DizzyKittie81 36F

8/14/2006 9:18 pm

oh wow. Wonder what would cause him to do that, especially as you said being released soon. but with the 20 year thing that may have happened maybe he was just to scared?


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
8/15/2006 5:32 am

Suicide is never the answer. But it seems like more and more people can't remember what the purpose of life is. Very sad my friend!


8/15/2006 12:40 pm

Another sad end to a life. I imagine it must make a difficult situation for you even more difficult, at least for a while. Wishing you a calmer, less stressful day.

rm_Smile_My_Way 60M
1519 posts
8/15/2006 5:23 pm

Sorry to hear, Wish I was close to give you a big hug, hugs.

Become a member to create a blog