Jail suicide trend nearly reaches Hill County
Emergency medical responders, Hill County Detention Center staff and some of the inmates all worked quickly on Saturday evening to help prevent a possible addition to an alarmingly growing problem in Montana — inmate suicides.
According to Sheriff Don Brostrom, some inmates in the detention center's female housing area had expressed concern about another inmate who "hadn't been acting like herself. "
Less than five minutes after talking to her, the concerned inmates found her having tried to hang herself.
Some inmates began banging on the doors to get the staff's attention.