AP IMPACT: Documents show lapses in New York City jails may have led to 9 suicides in 5 years

  • by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

NEW YORK — In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he was "thinking about killing himself."

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