A second inmate -- this time a 20-year-old Elgin woman — has died this month after being found hanging by the neck in a cell at Richland County’s Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
The dead woman was identified as Angela Meitzner. She had been booked into the jail Friday on charges of fraudulent checks and forgery, county officials said.
Her body was found shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. Jail medical staff performed emergency medical measures, but to no avail, officials said.
County coroner Gary Watts said his preliminary ruling in Meitzner’s death is suicide. However, he said, an investigation is ongoing.
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County officials made Meitzner’s death public shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday in a press release sent to media outlets.
The press release did not mention whether jail officials are doing anything different now to prevent more jail suicides.
On Saturday, jail inmate Olin Taylor was found dead in his cell, hanging from a cord made with his shoelaces.
Watts has tentatively ruled that death a suicide, but an investigation is continuing.
“The Richland County Administrator and Jail leadership is (sic) currently conducting an administrative review of this incident in an effort to determine whether all jail protocols and procedures were followed,” the press release said.