Suicide in Broward Jail

John Hammond, a 37-year-old man who had been in the Broward Main Jail since last week for stealing a car, committed suicide Tuesday night, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office news release:

On November 3, a BSO detention deputy was conducting a security check around 9 p.m. when he was alerted by an inmate that his cellmate had just hanged himself. The deputy immediately got the victim, John Hammond, down and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until relieved by medical staff. Hammond was transported to Broward General Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m.

Hammond was in jail after being arrested in Dania Beach on October 27, 2009, by BSO deputies for grand theft auto, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and other traffic-related offenses.

From the release, it's not clear what Hammond used to hang himself.

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