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OPSO: Inmate dies from self-inflicted injuries

Cleveland Tumblin, 61 died at University Medical Center (Source: OPSO) Cleveland Tumblin, 61 died at University Medical Center (Source: OPSO)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

An Orleans Parish prison inmate died Monday at University Medical Center after deputies interrupted a suicide attempt inside the parish jail facility over the weekend. 

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office said on Saturday morning, a deputy discovered 61-year-old Cleveland Tumblin trying to use his jail-issued clothing to harm himself inside the shower facility. 

According to the Sheriff's Office, OPSO medical personnel attended to the inmate then transferred him to University Medical Center for treatment. 

OPSO staff said Tumblin never showed any sign of an intention to harm himself.

In a news release, Sheriff MarlinGusman said, "the Sheriff's Office extends its sympathies to the family of Cleveland Tumblin." 

The investigation of the incident is ongoing. 

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