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.