Man hanged himself at the Hampden County jail in Ludlow

The man was found in his cell at 2:30 Saturday morning

LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A death at the Hampden County Jail in Ludlow.

A 32 year old Springfield inmate hanged himself from a sock in his jail cell. The man, whose identity has not been given out, first got to the jail on November 29th. He was awaiting trial on charges of breaking and entering.

Jail spokesman Stephen O’Neil told 22News officers conduct wellness checks on the inmates every 15 to 30 minutes. That’s when the man was found at about 2:30 Saturday morning. The officer removed the sock and called for help. Paramedics started CPR but the man died at Baystate Medical Center at around noon. He was surrounded by his family.

O’Neil told 22News each inmate undergoes a mental health evaluation, but the man never expressed any interest in hurting himself. Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe has contacted the District Attorney’s Office and the state police to let them know about the suicide.