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Addressing inmate suicides in Rockingham County

Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page held a news conference Tuesday addressing three inmates who committed suicide. According to Sheriff Page, the inmates were two men and one woman, all in their 20’s at the time of death. The three suicides happened last month at the Rockingham County Detention Center. He said the only other suicides he recalls was one six months after the detention center opened back in 2010. Page addressed concern for the overall mental health of inmates and their surviving families. “Every inmate in our jail is someone’s family member,” Page said. “As sheriff I have the ability to make improvements as needed.” He said deputies are looking at possible solutions to address these concerns about the safety and mental health of inmates. Solutions include ones such as increasing the amount of time deputies check on inmates to help prevent suicides from happening. SUBSCRIBE | Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Download the WFMY News 2 app: ►Text the word APP to 336-379-5775 ►For iPhone | ►For Android |
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