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.

Others too...

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