AUBURN — Investigators from the Maine Department of Corrections and the state police are conducting an investigation into the suicide of an inmate at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

Sheriff Guy Desjardins says he won’t release the name of the inmate who hanged himself with a piece of bedsheet on Saturday afternoon until he’s sure all the man’s family has been notified.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston says the inmate was not considered a suicide risk, but was under observation because correctional officers suspected he was not taking his prescribed medication.


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