- Caldwell County jail inmate Jason E...

- Caldwell County jail inmate Jason Eugene Braswell hangs self, in critical condition

There are 65 comments on the Lenoir News-Topic story from Jan 22, 2013, titled - Caldwell County jail inmate Jason Eugene Braswell hangs self, in critical condition. In it, Lenoir News-Topic reports that:

A Caldwell County Detention Center inmate hanged himself with a bedsheet Saturday afternoon and was reported to be on life support Tuesday evening at Carolinas Medical Center, officials said.

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responsibility

Lenoir, NC

#41 Feb 2, 2013
If there was any mention of suicidal ideations at any point in time of this man's incarceration, I do believe that he was supposed to be evaluated by a physician and his placement was determined accordingly. Broughton has housed many people who were incarcerated and then became mentally unstable. The doctor does the eval, and if the person is deemed incompetent, (s)he is then transferred to a mental institution/hospital. After 10 days of being inpatient, the patient then is brought before a judge to be ajudicated-to determine if the person is mentally fit to carry out the sentence or mentally fit to stand trial. If the judge rules to continue the verdict of incompitant, then the patient remains in the hospital. If the judges rules competancy, then the client is released back into the custody of the local jail system which delivered said person to the hospital to begin with.
Rusty

Lenoir, NC

#42 Feb 2, 2013
responsibility wrote:
If there was any mention of suicidal ideations at any point in time of this man's incarceration, I do believe that he was supposed to be evaluated by a physician and his placement was determined accordingly. Broughton has housed many people who were incarcerated and then became mentally unstable. The doctor does the eval, and if the person is deemed incompetent,(s)he is then transferred to a mental institution/hospital. After 10 days of being inpatient, the patient then is brought before a judge to be ajudicated-to determine if the person is mentally fit to carry out the sentence or mentally fit to stand trial. If the judge rules to continue the verdict of incompitant, then the patient remains in the hospital. If the judges rules competancy, then the client is released back into the custody of the local jail system which delivered said person to the hospital to begin with.
You are partially correct about the first part of your post but the rest is spot on. The part you forgot to mention though is that 99 times out of 100 after 10 days at Broughton or Dix for criminal mental evaluation the inmate is begging the judge to send him back to the county jail. Having been employed at both in the past I can assure you that an inmate will never in any jail or prison in this state face more dangerous or inhumane conditions than they will at either Broughton or Dix when housed for criminal mental evaluation. They do the best they can at these institution's but they can't even assure the safety of the staff much less that of an inmate.
responsibility

Lenoir, NC

#43 Feb 2, 2013
Rusty wrote:
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You are partially correct about the first part of your post but the rest is spot on. The part you forgot to mention though is that 99 times out of 100 after 10 days at Broughton or Dix for criminal mental evaluation the inmate is begging the judge to send him back to the county jail. Having been employed at both in the past I can assure you that an inmate will never in any jail or prison in this state face more dangerous or inhumane conditions than they will at either Broughton or Dix when housed for criminal mental evaluation. They do the best they can at these institution's but they can't even assure the safety of the staff much less that of an inmate.
I have never worked for law enforcement, but I have worked at Broughton Hospital. I understand that things have changed a great deal since I have worked there however. Criminal was housed with general pop according to age on the main wards, and in admissions it wasn't uncommon to find elderly non-criminal with young criminal as well. I believe each ward was a little different.
At that point in time, I can say from experience, both populations were treated very well-according to level of priveledges assigned by the doctor, patients were even allowed to go to resteraunts on group outings, and to go shopping. Part of these activities were intended to re-introduce those in the rehab part back into every day life. There were very few reports of abuse at that point in time and both social workers and patient advocates were on the hall at some point in time daily. Like I said though, I understand times have changed.
Rusty

Lenoir, NC

#44 Feb 2, 2013
responsibility wrote:
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I have never worked for law enforcement, but I have worked at Broughton Hospital. I understand that things have changed a great deal since I have worked there however. Criminal was housed with general pop according to age on the main wards, and in admissions it wasn't uncommon to find elderly non-criminal with young criminal as well. I believe each ward was a little different.
At that point in time, I can say from experience, both populations were treated very well-according to level of priveledges assigned by the doctor, patients were even allowed to go to resteraunts on group outings, and to go shopping. Part of these activities were intended to re-introduce those in the rehab part back into every day life. There were very few reports of abuse at that point in time and both social workers and patient advocates were on the hall at some point in time daily. Like I said though, I understand times have changed.
Yes they have. The state has almost completely bailed on funding for mental health and both of these once fine institutions have suffered considerably and until the state and the federal government understand just how important an issue that treating the mentally ill is these problems will only get worse. I was hoping that the President would have included more directives toward this issue after the school shootings. In my honest opinion this is where the greater part of the "gun violence/mass shooting" problem lies. But's that's another topic in itself. I would also like to thank you for being able to discuss your opinions in a civilized manner, you don't see much of that on these threads.
praying

Abingdon, VA

#45 Feb 2, 2013
how sad wrote:
He will be taken off life support on sunday
My heart goes out to the family of this young man. I am keeping you in my prayers.
Nate

Lenoir, NC

#46 Feb 2, 2013
Lenoir wrote:
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Fact is the people that are from that area living there now and family of know that paving it would mess the place up its just fine the way it is !! The once in awhile visitors to the area are the only ones that want pavement. So call who ya need to but I know for a fact it's not gonna happen for a long time !!
From one who is from there and who's family has been there for generations, leave it be. A paved road is nice, but it's our home. We like it the way that it is.
sad

Lenoir, NC

#47 Feb 3, 2013
Any news on his condition? I knew they were taking him off life support today.
wanderer

Lenoir, NC

#48 Feb 3, 2013
He passed away today at 5:30
someperson

Charlotte, NC

#49 Feb 4, 2013
lets just break it down. he stole from his sick mother and got locked up. yes its sad what happened but he chose to do this to himself. his family chose to let him lay lifeless in a bed for two weeks. which is the worst punishment, hanging yourself or having a family be so selfish to not respect your wish to be dead?
sad

Lenoir, NC

#50 Feb 4, 2013
ouch
arctic

Lenoir, NC

#51 Feb 4, 2013
someperson wrote:
lets just break it down. he stole from his sick mother and got locked up. yes its sad what happened but he chose to do this to himself. his family chose to let him lay lifeless in a bed for two weeks. which is the worst punishment, hanging yourself or having a family be so selfish to not respect your wish to be dead?
could you get a little bit colder please? there might be just a little bit of human compassion left showing in you for the mother...

you may not be guilty of the same behaviors as the man, but is your closet empty?
prayers

Holly Springs, NC

#52 Feb 5, 2013
I feel sorry for any family that has to go through the death of a son or brother or even an uncle.I hope that I never fill the need to take my own life and leave my loved ones with the questions of why I made this choice.And I have found that if a person is determanined to harm themself that they will find a way to do it.As far as CCSD goes they can't watch everyone every minute of the time they are there and if this young man was determined to do this he would have found a way. My heart and prayers go out to the family that was left behind to deal with this.
prayers

Holly Springs, NC

#53 Feb 5, 2013
And I hope that anyone with children good or bad would be thankful that they are not the one that is having to go through is. As a mother I have raised my children to work,pray and to be good,but that does not mean that as some point in there life that things want go wrong.Stand up and take responsablity for what you do.
Interesting

Newton, NC

#54 Feb 5, 2013
this family from the second they found out about Jason attempting suicide, has been looking for a payday, that is obvious hell they even mentioned it in the first article in the paper.
arctic

Lenoir, NC

#55 Feb 5, 2013
Interesting wrote:
this family from the second they found out about Jason attempting suicide, has been looking for a payday, that is obvious hell they even mentioned it in the first article in the paper.
If the family ever does take it to court, then don't you think that such things will be remembered and brought up? Even if that has been the intent and mindset all along, doesn't mean that the outcome will be a ruling for a monetary settlement. It's not in our hands.
Interesting

Newton, NC

#56 Feb 5, 2013
Look, I'm no fan of the CCSO, but in this case I just hate to see them being piled on over something they were not going to keep from happening. The man wanted to kill himself and would have done so either in the jail cell or when he was out on bond.

I'd bet 1 months salary this family has already retained an attorney to investigate.

The only person I feel sorry for is the son, b/c he lost his father, I think it only made it worse that he actually survived but was brain dead. I hope the boy is able to cope with this loss and have a normal happy childhood and turn into an outstanding young man. I know with the right guidance he can do that, but unfortunately I don't think his family is setting a very good example.
dont be intimidated

Lenoir, NC

#57 Feb 7, 2013
Dear Family,

I am very sorry for your loss. Any other jail in the US would take responsibility for the lack of working cameras. Grant money is available to law enforcement to buy what they need without taxing more of Caldwell Citizens. Jones' new BMW sheriff dept SUV and other new vehicles are more important than the well being of anyone under lock and key. Amy Morgan embezzled quite a bit long before the new vehicles purchased so they cannot say they didn't have the funds. The lack of caring or running a proper dept applies. Many of the worker non swingers club deputies do not even have proper vests to wear. All could be purchased through a grant but it shows the lack of care. Unless the nonworking cameras are on purpose and trying to hide something. Let me point this out. There is one prominent Doctor here in Lenoir whose daughter has yet to see a cell for all her drug possessions and troubles at Hibriten High School. Now she is in college, I'm sure she will get by with even more. Now mind you, she was charged with worse, but never saw the inside of jail. Had she ever been locked up and attempting suicide that dept would have been all over her every move, literary.(Hmmm). It is different rules for different people. no one is on this forum bashing the Doctors kid for her carry all pharmacy. There are too many people dying in this one jail and this next election will show how tired the citizens are of this happening. There is no reason for a prisoner to be in a cell with a non working camera, much less suicidal tendencies and lack of staff due to holidays that fall on weekends. This didn't have to happen. Like the Vietnam Veteran that died, this did not have to happen. I cannot explain why NewsLess Topic chose to seek you out like a tabloid paper would, but never documented, covered or documented the Vietnam Veteran who died in their care. Why no photos of the family who had to bury that Veteran? I think Jones supporters are trying to intimidate you all which NO ONE agrees with. It just shows first hand how their minds work. No one deserves to bury a child, as a parent you want to out live your children. The snide remarks made on here about a troubled young soul do not need to be made. The Doctors kid has done far worse and no one is bashing her. This young man has to answer to God for his actions, not Jones supporters. Family, I'm sorry for your loss. Praying for you all.
Bad Role Models

Knoxville, TN

#58 Mar 4, 2013
Interesting wrote:
Look, I'm no fan of the CCSO, but in this case I just hate to see them being piled on over something they were not going to keep from happening. The man wanted to kill himself and would have done so either in the jail cell or when he was out on bond.
I'd bet 1 months salary this family has already retained an attorney to investigate.
The only person I feel sorry for is the son, b/c he lost his father, I think it only made it worse that he actually survived but was brain dead. I hope the boy is able to cope with this loss and have a normal happy childhood and turn into an outstanding young man. I know with the right guidance he can do that, but unfortunately I don't think his family is setting a very good example.
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The mother of his son is no better example than what the father has been the last few years. She has pics on Facebook drinking with her kids and the 13 year old boy made the comment " at least I'll get the money he owes me now" Well, what about the years and years she didn't pay her child support to Jason? Maybe he wouldn't have hit rock bottom if she had helped support their son all those years she would rather smoke a crack pipe.
prayers

Fallston, NC

#59 Mar 4, 2013
Dead is dead - get over it people & move on, peace out
Cody braswell

Lenoir, NC

#60 May 31, 2013
That was my dad all should have been watching him

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