The report said one woman straddled a rail, stood on the outer lip of the railing, grabbed a second rail and dropped down onto a sink before slipping onto the floor. The other woman mounted the rail, dropped down and hit her head on a pencil sharpener.
Another report said one surveillance video showed that one inmate hit the back of her head on a concrete block. Mental health professionals and medical units were dispatched from the Dayton Fire Department and one inmate was placed in a neck brace.
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The women were transported to Miami Valley in separate ambulances. One was still a patient Thursday, but no condition was available. The other was not listed as a patient, the hospital said.
Later, jail personnel found a letter that “had topics of drugs withdrawal and the inmate having a hard time in jail,” reports said.
One woman was in jail for possessing drug abuse instruments and obstructing official business. The other was booked in for resisting arrest, domestic violence and a warrant from another county.
Both had been in the jail for about a week before the incident and had been booked into Montgomery County Jail numerous times in the past six years, according to online records.
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A report said jail supervisors relocated inmates to make A-pod a male housing unit and the second floor female housing.
A sheriff’s office spokeswoman said command staff would have no comment on the incident.
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The recent report from the Justice Committee for the Montgomery County Jail noted there were four suicides between August 2017 and August 2018, per jail staff.
That report also said that between January and May 2018, there had been 150 suicide gestures, and the committee concluded “this is likely an under reporting of the suicide attempts in the facility.”
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