Man Found Dead in Jail Cell

He was found at 3:30 p.m. Friday, according to police.

A 33-year-old male inmate was found dead at the at 3:30 p.m. Friday, police said.

According to Nassau County Homicide Squad detectives, the man, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification, committed suicide by hanging and was found by a correction officer in his cell.

The deceased was transported to where he was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m.

The has been under , as the number of untimely deaths at the jail continues to climb.

In October of 2010, Herve Jeannot, 29, of Deer Park, was by jail personnel. Jeannot had just been in Long Beach. Gasparino Godino, who also of 2010, was being held at the facility on robbery charges from a Levittown incident.

According to Newsday, Westbury resident Darryl Woody hanged himself at the jail on Jan. 3, 2011 after being transported from the facility's medical unit. Woody, 44, had been moved to the hospital after slitting his wrists at the jail.

On June 11, 2011, Roy C. Nordstrom, 46, of Shirley, of feeling ill and was sent to the infirmary, said Lt. Kevin Smith, a former Nassau County police spokesman. He was then “checked out” and returned to his prison cell, Smith said.

He was later found by jail officials to be in cardiac arrest shortly after 8 a.m. and was taken to NUMC, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later, officials said.

Most recently, An , 26, from Long Beach, on Jan. 7 after getting into a fight with another prisoner. According to Nassau Police, Brown, became involved in a physical confrontation with a fellow inmate before 7 a.m. Saturday. He suffered several contusions and was pronounced dead by hospital staff shortly after.

Do you think the conditions at the jail should be looked into further? Tell us in the comments.

Bire October 25, 2012 at 06:07 PM
My husband is about to go here for a DUI and by hearing about this type of stuff that is going on in the jail makes me more scared. This should not be allowed. Even though the person might of did the crime. They are going to jail to do the time. Not to get killed. The police are suppose to watch for people's safety. They are not doing their job well enough if they have people killing themselves or violent fights back to back.
Bire October 25, 2012 at 06:15 PM
I agree
Bire October 25, 2012 at 06:20 PM
So true. The courts are just ready to throw people in jail and then after that they do not care about what happens to them in jail. Unfair. The jails need to be closely looked at.
SUZZETTE July 09, 2013 at 10:22 PM
This jail needs to be closed down. Most of the officer's and I use this term loosely, are beating up inmates on a regular basis. My son was a victim of this abuse and he has everlasting damage due to the savage beatings he received there. to please sign my petition http://www.thepetitionsite.com/744/648/874/stop-correctional-officer-abuse-of-inmates-in-nassau-county-correctional-center
SUZZETTE July 09, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Imagine, your honor student is home from college for spring break. He goes out Friday night with a group of friends. One o clock in the morning you receive a call that your child is being held in the Nassau County jail for driving under the influence. Because it's the weekend, he won’t be arraigned until Monday morning. Before you can obtain a lawyer and get to court. You receive another call that you child is dead. DEAD, because he was beaten to death by the very officers that your tax money is used to pay their salary. Killed by the very people who were hired and sworn to uphold the law. This is what is happening at this jail everyday.


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