La Crosse County jail inmate attempts suicide

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A La Crosse County jail inmate is hospitalized after attempting suicide.

According to Sheriff Jeff Wolf, early Sunday morning a correctional officer found the inmate unresponsive. Jail staff and a nurse started live-saving measures before the inmate was transported to a local hospital and admitted for advanced care.

Sheriff Wolf says his department will conduct an investigation. Wolf also wants an outside agency to conduct an independent review. The Sheriff did not release the inmate’s name.

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