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.

Robert Lenihan February 26, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The overtime has been cut drastically by the Mangano adminsration for gaurds and the jail is mimanaged by the COOK that is incharge has he got a patronage job over the guards and personal that were far more qualified than he was for the job
Bill Alderman February 26, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Hello residents, Ever considered this might Not have happened if we weren't getting paid to babysit prisoners from other areas and focused on our own???? You are correct "Nothing the Correction Department did was wrong. " You only have two eyes and can't be in all places at once or effective watching more than your share. But is is an avoidable shame non the less.
Susan February 27, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Bill, get a clue. This prisoner WAS from Suffolk so obviously no one was babysitting this prisoner "from other areas and focused on our own". Amazing how you contradict your own comments continuously! You really need to learn how the system works. The jail that the prisoner held also has to do with WHERE the crime was committed and not always what the prisoner's legal address is. This inmate from Suffolk might very well have committed a crime in Nassau and was being held here for trial. Who says he was necessarily a rental from the Suffolk jail? You JUST don't know.
Jon L. February 27, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Mr. Alderman, I know that you are a law enforcement expert because of your vast experience with the East Meadow Civil Patrol, but I think you are wrong, an inmate that is committed to ending their own life will do so if they were checking his bed every 15 minutes. Save the dramatics about of housing inmates from other counties. It is an income stream for the county and the facility in East Meadow is not even close to being used at capacity. Why not make a few bucks from Suffolk?
Susan February 27, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Jon L. Welcome to the party! Please check this blog where it was discussed to death. http://eastmeadow.patch.com/blog_posts/the-things-learned-at-nassau-county-informational-meetings
Susan February 27, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Sorry Jon L. I see you, too, were part of that discussion.
Jon L. February 27, 2012 at 02:00 AM
I was there already. I just don't understand why anyone would complain about a revenue stream when the county is in such reportedly bad shape. Seeing comments on the PBA vs. Special Ed thread it seems that the general public is up in arms about the taxes being levied in Nassau, here they are doing a service for Suffolk (who has an over crowded detention center) and making money in the process. I just don't get it..
Susan February 27, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Some people just like to hear themselves talk and need to create controversy where there is none. It could be as simple as that.
paul February 27, 2012 at 02:25 AM
To Jon L: You hit the box of nails right on the head. Each and every one. Mr. Alderman is the law enforcement expert due to his vast experience in that field. If it were not for the "East Meadow Civil Patrol", and Bill with his binoculars and camera watching out 24/7 we would be lost. I THINK NOT. He is the ultimate authority for East Meadow'ites to confer with. I KNOW NOT. I responded on a previous blog that it does not matter where the inmate is from because "an inmate, is an inmate, is an inmate" and for some reason he responded "a rapid dog, is a rabid dog, is a rabid dog".. He should not refer to the inmates as such.....
Jean February 27, 2012 at 01:36 PM
to me it should of been very clear that this inmate was not right, and should of been put on suicide watch
Jon L. February 27, 2012 at 01:40 PM
With very little deatils I don't see how anything can be 'very clear' about this incident.
Jean February 27, 2012 at 01:47 PM
It is clear to me
Jon L. February 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Ok, then you must have information that has not been reported about the incident, care to share it so that others may make the same informed decision about this incident or should we just trust what you say?/
Bill Alderman February 27, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Jon L. It has nothing really to do with East Meadow Civil Patrol as much as my training, as a police auxillary, precinct citizen volunteer and training and volunteer hours at CERT , which was actually under the jail itself till it moved to Bethpage recently. We watched prisoner intakes, saw psych evals, viewed them take away belts, shoes laces and much, much, more. I saw the system and how it works close up and personal. I have 2 friends that are corrections officers. One in that location. I am in no way an expert and do not profess myself to be. However,I have more of a clue than you might think. The income stream seems to have more negatives than positives. Before you comment again, my suggestion that you visit the Nassau Jail in person and see where the contradictions lie. I think you'd be surprised.
Michael Ganci (Editor) February 27, 2012 at 03:43 PM
@Paul- Please stop with the personal attacks. They will not be tolerated. Thanks.
paul February 27, 2012 at 03:53 PM
To Mike: It was addressed to "Cluless" I see no one here with that name on the comments.... Personal attack? There was no personal attack..... It was an inquiry of thought.... I was searching for the truth, justice and the American way... Hopefully without fib or fabrication....
Michael Ganci (Editor) February 27, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Just take it down a notch. It's very clear who you were speaking to with your comments. Thanks.
Susan February 28, 2012 at 03:36 PM
After initial reports that this inmate was from Suffolk County, today's Newsday is reporting that the inmate who committed suicide was from East Meadow. He was a former veteran who was suffering from a plethora of mental illnesses and was on 5 different psych medications. Officials say he was placed in "special housing in the new admission area", whatever that means. It does seem to me that this man should have been more closely watched. Three different agencies/departments are now investigating this case.
alex February 29, 2012 at 09:59 PM
what do u know about anything.theres alot of regular hard working professionals that get caught up in nassau county cause of dwi or substance. Jail shouldnt be a country club, but it alswo shouldnt be a place you die when u enter.
An tUasal Airgead April 16, 2012 at 07:56 PM
For every soldier killed on the battlefield this year, about 25 veterans are dying by their own hands. An American soldier dies every day and a half, on average, in Iraq or Afghanistan. Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes. More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began. - - A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/opinion/sunday/kristof-a-veterans-death-the-nations-shame.html
kay April 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM
A life is still precious, yes, even if it is an inmate. Who are we to judge whose life is worth more than someone else... As hard as I'm sure these officers work, there still needs to be trained personnel who work alongside them, so they can know signs of depression, suicide etc. Many people enter the system and are innocent...we all know of 'convicts' released after years . These inmates are still human beings and no one should be nonchalant about any death
Maria August 15, 2012 at 07:45 AM
Nassau county Correctional facility is one of the most horrible facilities that exist. They strip visitors of there dignity before you visit an inmate. Most ( not all ) of the CO's are racist and ignorant and use excessive force when interacting with the general public; so i can imagine how the inmates are being treated as we speak. After doing some research on the facility and visiting the place in person I am horrified that a place like this is allowed to remain open. The CO's constantly violate the prisoners civil rights and allow certain violent behaviors to occur due to over sized egos, laziness and sheer stupidity. On the visiting floor the CO's don't watch nothing. They sit and stand in clusters and talk on the visiting floor, so imagine who they are watching inside. If the CO's are allowed to get away with this type of behavior, I wonder who is in charge and why are they letting things like this SLIDE. So much violence, and loss of life due to what??? Negligence, ignorance, and sheer stupidity. This can not go on, it is time for CHANGE!
Patricia Askew September 01, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Jail is the punnishment. Reform is what's needed not abuse.
tt September 14, 2012 at 08:31 PM
This place treat's the imates like animals. Mind you most have not even been convicted of a crime yet. What happen to innocent until proven guilty. Someone needs to do something fast to help. I know for a fact that they don't give the inmates their meds on time if at all.
cynthia R September 28, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I had the "pleasure" of visiting an inmate at that facility. He was on 3 antidepressants before going in for extreme depression and told them this the first day. He NEVER got any meds, NEVER. That jail is horrible! He asked for toilet paper and the correction officer told him to use his hand. By the way, he was not proven guilty for anything, just couldn't afford the bail , so was being held for a non violent crime
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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