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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-325

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 13, 2019
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    Inmate taken to Hospital

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted suicide by an inmate at Falkenburg Road Jail.
    • Tuesday
    • August 13, 2019
    • Time: 11:50 AM
    • Falkenburg Road Jail


    Around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, inmate James Hanson Jr. (W/M DOB: 06/19/1980) went into the yard during recreation/shower time and attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself with a sheet he concealed under his towel intended for showering. Hanson tied the sheet to a basketball goal in the recreation area then hung himself.

    A deputy noticed Hanson's attempt to harm himself and intervened. He quickly began performing lifesaving CPR measures on Hanson and called EMS.

    Hanson was transported to Tampa General Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

    No further information is available at this time. The incident is currently under investigation.

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