Inmate found hanging in jail dorm room

April 7, 2010 9:17:19 AM PDT
An inmate at the Joe Corley Detention Facility is in critical condition in a local hospital after being found hanging by the neck in a jail dorm room, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's office. Tuesday afternoon, detectives from the Montgomery County Sheriff's office major crimes section were called to the Joe Corley Federal Detention Facility in Conroe, at about 4:40pm when an inmate that was found hanging in an empty room used for inmate sleeping. The other inmates from that area were outside the building in the recreation area.

Detectives arrived at the scene as EMS personnel were transporting the inmate, a 47-year-old Hispanic male to the hospital. Detectives believe the inmate hung himself using a portion of a bed sheet.

A guard discovered the man while conducting rounds and called for assistance. CPR was initiated until emergency response personnel arrived and transported the inmate by ambulance to Conroe Regional Medical Center. The inmate remains in critical condition.

The identity of the inmate is being withheld until family can be notified. The investigation is ongoing by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office major crimes unit.