Jail inmate dies over weekend

Jail inmate dies over weekend

There are 35 comments on the Grant County News story from Apr 14, 2010, titled Jail inmate dies over weekend. In it, Grant County News reports that:

An inmate at the Grant County Detention Center died on Sunday, April 11 after hanging himself inside a medical isolation cell.

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whats up

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Apr 15, 2010
Look more great publicity for the Grant County Jail. Haven't we had enough of this?
Jeremy

Louisville, KY

#2 Aug 18, 2010
whats up wrote:
Look more great publicity for the Grant County Jail. Haven't we had enough of this?
You cant help this type of event. Luckily the jail has a way of proving there was nothing they could of done to prevent this.
dam shame

United States

#3 Aug 18, 2010
regardless of the crime he or she was human and someone loved them im sure. you would think that an inmate under watch would be exactly that, watched to prevent this? if one is in isolation how do they have items to invent a hanging noose? jailers really need to try to come down to earth and think sometimes. inmates are human and deserve to be treatd as humans regardless of their conviction or crime because if people screw up and get arrested it doesnt make them an animal. a lot of people in jail are there due to improper representation on their behalf or being scared by their own attorney to make a deal with prosicution. not all inmates have money to hire an attorney that will at least give them a fair shot at trial. these public defenders dont give a s__t if you sit there forever and the prosecution only wants a conviction for each case to try to look like hes doing a great job come election time. most prosecuters dont care what happened or how bad they just want a conviction and in most cases the worse crimes get less time on deals than crimes that are petty thats why everyone charged with a crime needs to go to trial in every case no matter what and let a judge or jury decide yoyr fate and only plea to a deal when you know you are guilty and you feel the deal is your absolute best option. by doing this it would force the state to prove your guilt and force them to provide you with a decent lawyer and if your lawyer didnt represent you right and you happen to get convicted you have a good chance at another trial with a different lawyer and you could bet two things would change in our system. the jails would not be so overcrowded and the state would not be trying to convict so many people on week cases that they were unsure of a conviction and the judges would be throwing more cases out had to vent a min but, it is sad to know someone felt so lost or so confused that they take their own life and worse to think that jailers allow this to happen after all its their job to house feed and watch inmates and believe it or not they should protect inmates from harm period because inmates are forced to stay and have no opportunity to leave until the judge or prison official says leave
Jeremy

Louisville, KY

#4 Aug 18, 2010
dam shame wrote:
regardless of the crime he or she was human and someone loved them im sure. you would think that an inmate under watch would be exactly that, watched to prevent this? if one is in isolation how do they have items to invent a hanging noose? jailers really need to try to come down to earth and think sometimes. inmates are human and deserve to be treatd as humans regardless of their conviction or crime because if people screw up and get arrested it doesnt make them an animal. a lot of people in jail are there due to improper representation on their behalf or being scared by their own attorney to make a deal with prosicution. not all inmates have money to hire an attorney that will at least give them a fair shot at trial. these public defenders dont give a s__t if you sit there forever and the prosecution only wants a conviction for each case to try to look like hes doing a great job come election time. most prosecuters dont care what happened or how bad they just want a conviction and in most cases the worse crimes get less time on deals than crimes that are petty thats why everyone charged with a crime needs to go to trial in every case no matter what and let a judge or jury decide yoyr fate and only plea to a deal when you know you are guilty and you feel the deal is your absolute best option. by doing this it would force the state to prove your guilt and force them to provide you with a decent lawyer and if your lawyer didnt represent you right and you happen to get convicted you have a good chance at another trial with a different lawyer and you could bet two things would change in our system. the jails would not be so overcrowded and the state would not be trying to convict so many people on week cases that they were unsure of a conviction and the judges would be throwing more cases out had to vent a min but, it is sad to know someone felt so lost or so confused that they take their own life and worse to think that jailers allow this to happen after all its their job to house feed and watch inmates and believe it or not they should protect inmates from harm period because inmates are forced to stay and have no opportunity to leave until the judge or prison official says leave
I can agree with some of the stuff you said but your blaming the jailers for this though and I dont agree with that. Yes he was in a medical isolation cell but he has clothing on. So anything can be turned in to a noose. If he was an animal, they could of put him in there naked. In this part of the jail, they check the inmates every twenty mintues. When you have 300+ inmates you cant expect them to watch them every second.
singlemama87

United States

#5 Sep 10, 2010
who was it that died over the weekend, and how...
johnjohn

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Sep 10, 2010
Yes the hanging could have and should have been prevented. But when you have a sorry excuse of a person as the jailer and you have piss poor "leadership" as grant county jail does, its no surprise that an inmate was able to hang himself. The people of grant county have spoken and we will have a new jailer and whoever that jailer is, he needs to go in there and get rid of all the "leadership". They are lazy, unprofessional and arrogant.
Kellam was never there, he was out golfing and sucking butt to secure him a job in frankfort, which didnt happen thank god. So the "leadership" that is there now was running the jail and we can all see what a bang up job they did, not. They are the ones who have made the stupid discissions and allowed the problems to grow out of control.
I have heard that since kellam was fired by the voters that none of the "leadership" are doing anything except talking crap.
friend

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Sep 10, 2010
Perleberg told me he plans on firing everyone who works there and close the jail down and still be jailer and collect his salary. He said the administration now is trying to help get him elected, then he plans on axing them. that would definitely take care of the problem

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#8 Sep 10, 2010
who was it that hung thereself.. When I was in there I was under suicide watch all about 10 times i was in there and they give you a turtle suit to wear thats what i dont understand about it.. Its like impossible to hang yourself with one of those.. i dont get it...
Ingrantcounty

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Sep 10, 2010
well if you listened to pereberg during the forum he " i would change everything top to bottom". and after the forum i asked him if that meant staff also and he yes, that is where he would start.
Citzen

Louisville, KY

#10 Sep 10, 2010
This was more then a few months back. He was not on sucide watch and the cell he was in gets checked every twenty mintues. It could not have been prevented, it is no ones fault. I've worked there before and there was nothing that could have been done. They check it as often as they can which is about twenty mintues. Most people on here dont realize that there is only a total of seven people on shift over night. Sometimes only six. This means 4 to 5 in the main part of the jail, 1 in the femal section and 1 in class d. Which this exceeds state stanards. So think about it, 300-350 inmates watched by 6 to 7 people. Not every inmate can be watched every second they are in custody. I am not a Kellam supporter but nothing he did or lack of could of prevented this. Peeples for Jailer.
preacher

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Sep 10, 2010
what can you expect, leadership? thats a joke. the jail has barbie in the office who comes in whenever she wants, leaves whenever she wants and doesnt do anything while she is there.
then you got the rude as hell blonde bi**h who thinks she knows all and is the greatest thing since tampons.
then you got the stupid skinny guy who can never be found, plays with his taco bell dog all day, who couldnt find drugs if they were up the dogs butt.
then you got the old guy who is in charge of these misfit clowns.
no wonder the jail went to hell under kellam, bring back louie jump.
and dont even get me started on the two who try to run class d and the female section.
no, i have not forgotten about the convicts they have working there as deputies and some of them are in leadership positions.
johnjohn you are dead right. out with the old and bring in new.
Citzen

Louisville, KY

#12 Sep 10, 2010
I guess everyone needs to look at all the jails that surround us, we have very few lawsuits compared to them. They have even more issues with there staff and were all about the same in terms of the amount of inmates.
Firing all staff will do no good!
cole

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Sep 10, 2010
well the past is over and lets look into the future. i believe positive change is coming. i believe the voters of grant county are smart enough to put peeples in office and i have no idea what his plans are but i believe he can and will have a positive influence on the jail.
johnjohn

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Sep 10, 2010
citzen, you sound like you either work at the jail or have in the past. do you know anything about these jail conferences the deputies go to? i have heard a lot of stories, and about certain deputies and their actions at these places. a couple of these deputies seem to go every year and their behavior is disgusting.
preacher

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Sep 10, 2010
oh johnjohn, i have several friends who use to work at the jail and i can tell you all kinds of stories about what goes on at kja. i can tell you in detail some of the things these 2 deputies have done and who they have done. you think maybe their spouses would like to hear the details? and i can prove it.
johnjohn

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Sep 10, 2010
i dont care if the spouses want to know or not, but we do. so tell us more, a lot more.
auto-body-work

Williamstown, KY

#17 Sep 11, 2010
Citzen wrote:
I guess everyone needs to look at all the jails that surround us, we have very few lawsuits compared to them. They have even more issues with there staff and were all about the same in terms of the amount of inmates.
Firing all staff will do no good!
they need to toss you under the jail

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#18 Sep 11, 2010
i wanna know too... I was locked up there about 2 1/2 years ago I was pregnant and I had told them i wanted to be alone for the safety of my baby... First time I was ever In Jail And LAST... First off they made me take TOP BUNK!!!... then I got pulled off my bunk for accidently dropping my sheet on the girl below me while i was sleeping and she slammed me against the rail. I asked for medical attention for 4 days while I bled and Of course THEY NEVER GOT ME A DOCTOR!!!!I lost the baby And was stupid for not filing a law suit but carma will get em...
pop

Williamstown, KY

#19 Sep 11, 2010
singlemama87 wrote:
i wanna know too... I was locked up there about 2 1/2 years ago I was pregnant and I had told them i wanted to be alone for the safety of my baby... First time I was ever In Jail And LAST... First off they made me take TOP BUNK!!!... then I got pulled off my bunk for accidently dropping my sheet on the girl below me while i was sleeping and she slammed me against the rail. I asked for medical attention for 4 days while I bled and Of course THEY NEVER GOT ME A DOCTOR!!!!I lost the baby And was stupid for not filing a law suit but carma will get em...
behave your self in these parts and you wont wound up in jail, glad to see your learned your lesson
Citzen

Louisville, KY

#20 Sep 11, 2010
Regular deputies do not attend these meetings you are refering to, just people that are in charge. Anything done outside of these meetings is purely their business. They are adults.
I used to work at the jail, its been about 2 years ago now. Am I taking up for it? Not really I just know facts and know that every facility like this has corrupt people as in every job.

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