A 17-year-old jailed on a criminal contempt charge was found hanging from a piece of sheet in his maximum security cell at Suffolk County jail, authorities said.
The teen's death is being considered a suicide, said Chief Michael Sharkey of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. A cause of death will be determined by the county medical examiner.
A correction officer found Jesse Haszinger, of Lindenhurst, hanging from the bars of his single-person cell at about 9 p.m. Saturday, Sharkey said.
Haszinger had been held since Jan. 15 in the Riverhead jail, Sharkey said, in an area for minors that houses inmates 18 years and younger.
He had been charged as an adult, Sharkey said.
A woman who answered the door at Haszinger's family's Lindenhurst home Sunday night said the family did not wish to comment.
Teen found hanged in Suffolk County jail -- Newsday.com
My Two Cents-
What the hell is going on?
This CHILD is 17 years old - how the &%$@ as a society can we be ok with this?
What led to this child needing to be in maximum security?
What went so wrong in his life?
Who caused it?
Wake up people - these children are our future - we are ALL responsible!
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