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CO saves life of inmate who jumped from top tier at Tenn. detention facility

The inmate was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries


By CorrectionsOne Staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A corrections officer at a Tennessee detention facility was able to save an inmate’s life after the prisoner reportedly jumped from the top tier at the facility.

WATE reports that the woman attempted to jump from a top tier at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on Thursday. One CO tried to prevent her from jumping and held onto her as she hung over the side. 

But the inmate was able to break free and fall.

While the officer held her, another CO had enough time to place a mat on the floor that broke the inmate’s fall. The inmate was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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