Colorado Jail TV Room Death: Guards 'Not Criminally Negligent'

Number 28045
Subject Jails
Year 2018
Publication Date March 28, 2018
Summary The story examines the Colorado First Judicial District Attorney's investigation into an inmate death in the Jefferson County Jail’s TV dayroom. Suzanne Burgaz, 55, hanged herself with a television cord, just as a patrol deputy was passing the dayroom on “walkthrough duty.”
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Keywords jail, inmate, Colorado, Suzanne Burgaz, suicide, Jefferson County Jail, negligence
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