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08/25/2015

Inmate Death

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                             August 25, 2015

 

Inmate Death

 

 

            Chief Jail Administrator Matt Martin reports that on August 21st there was an emergency call from inside a cell that inmate Kevin Daniel Hancock age 33 had harmed himself in the cell. Jail staff responded to the cell and found Hancock unresponsive. Staff performed CPR until DeKalb Ambulance service got to the DeKalb County Detention Center. Hancock was transported to DeKalb Regional Hospital where he was later transported to Huntsville Hospital on Saturday afternoon and Hancock passed away on Sunday.

Chief Jail Administrator Martin states “this is an unfortunate incident that has happened. We have trained our staff for incidents like this and make every effort to prevent these from happening.”

Sheriff Harris states “as soon as I was notified of the situation I contacted the State Bureau of Investigation. It is my policy to call them or another outside agency to investigate any incident of this nature that happens at our facility. Hancock had not shown any signs to our staff of being suicidal, but he had mentioned harming himself to his cellmate which the cellmate never communicated this to the correctional staff. At this time no further details will be released until the investigation is complete.”

 
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