Woman sues over son's death in Hamilton County jail

Woman sues over son's death in Hamilton County jail

May 9th, 2012 by Todd South in Local - Breaking News

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond speaks to the media in this file photo.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond speaks to the...

The mother of a man who hanged himself in the jail last year is suing the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for $300,000.

Suzanne Logan filed a wrongful death lawsuit May 4 in Circuit Court. The lawsuit alleges that jail staff failed to heed warnings that her son, Jason Logan, was a danger to himself.

The court documents describe how Logan, 30, used a frayed "flimsy blanket" torn into "noose-like strips," tied it to the steel mesh ceiling above the cell's toilet and hanged himself.

His body was found in the cell on May 5, 2011.

On Friday, exactly a year after Logan's death, Kenneth Wayne Darr, 51, also committed suicide in the jail, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Hamilton County Attorney Rheubin Taylor declined to comment on pending litigation when reached by phone Wednesday.

See complete coverage in Thursday's Times Free Press.


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