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Inmate hangs herself in cell at western Colorado jail

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Oct 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-14 13:17:54-04

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who hanged herself in a western Colorado jail died soon after she arrived at a hospital.

Garfield County sheriff’s officials say the 34-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, used her thermal underwear to fashion a noose and was found unresponsive in her cell Thursday evening.

Jail staff revived the woman with CPR and a defibrillator, but she was pronounced dead at Valley View Hospital.

The woman was being held in a private cell on charges of failure to appear in court and failure to pay.