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NY jail inmate jumps to his death from 2nd floor

1-24-2012 New York:

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says an inmate has died after jumping head-first from a second-floor landing at the jail.

The sheriff says the inmate was being moved from his cell by two guards at 6 a.m. Monday to be transported to state prison when he quickly climbed onto a railing and jumped.

The inmate's name wasn't released, pending notification of relatives. The sheriff says he was recently sentenced to 15 years in state prison for attempted rape and was to start that sentenced on Monday.

The incident is under investigation by the sheriff's office criminal division. ..Source.. by WSJ

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