Inmate Suicide Attempt Averted at Barnstable County House of Correction

Swift actions by Deputy Sheriff saved inmate's life...

BOURNE - On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8:44am at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility (BCCF), Deputy Sheriff Kevin Perry was checking on the well-being of a male inmate in G Pod.  Deputy Perry witnessed that the inmate had configured a bed sheet around the top bunk frame of the cell and was attempting to hang himself. 

Deputy Perry activated the BCCF emergency response alert system.  Additional correctional officers, including Captain Ross, Deputy Christian and medical staff promptly arrived at the Pod at 8:46am as the inmate was removed from the bed sheet which was wrapped around his neck.

Medical Director Pam Small and Nurses Gaine and Foley assessed and treated the inmate as Bourne Fire Rescue was called to transport the inmate to Falmouth Hospital for further evaluation.  Later on the May 15th, the inmate was returned to BCCF.

“This incident is an excellent example of a correctional officer following his training and being diligent with his inmate observation and checks.  Because of the work of Deputy Perry and the other responding security and medical staff, this inmate was not able to complete this suicide attempt and will receive appropriate follow up mental health services” noted Sheriff Cummings. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on