The Will County Sheriff’s Department is releasing details following the attempted suicide of a inmate at the Will County Adult Detention Facility. It was on June 13th that deputies were called after receiving a report of a male inmate who had attempted to hang himself in his cell. The Joliet Fire Department were called to the scene and revived the inmate before transporting him to St. Joseph Hospital. Initial reports indicate that a Correctional Deputy conducted a headcount of the cell pod at 7:00pm. At that time, the inmate and his cellmate were both outside the cell. A short time later, when the Correctional Deputy was conducting a security check, he observed the inmate hanging by a bedsheet. The inmate was not breathing when the Correctional Deputy freed him. The Correctional Deputy immediately began CPR. He continued CPR while calling for medical assistance. ADF medical personnel arrived and took over emergency protocol procedures until Joliet Fire responded.
The inmate remains at St. Joseph Hospital and is in critical condition. The inmate has been in custody at the Adult Detention Facility for four weeks. He is being held on multiple felony charges that include home invasion, criminal trespass, and criminal damage to property, aggravated domestic battery charges, and violations of orders of protection. No name is being released at this time.