Sheriff: Inmate’s suicide won’t affect U.S. Marshals’ relationship with Cayuga County Jail

Nearly two months after a federal inmate committed suicide at the Cayuga County jail, the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office has said its relationship with U.S. Marshals remains strong as the feds continue to send inmates to the jail.

On Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, corrections officers were conducting bed checks at around 10 p.m. when they discovered 34-year-old Donald Johnson hanging by his bed sheets in his cell.

Johnson was immediately transferred by ambulance to Auburn Community Hospital where he was treated for several hours. However, he died from his injuries the following morning. The United States Marshals Service confirmed Johnson was a federal prisoner being held at the Cayuga County jail.

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