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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

For Immediate Release
April 5, 2000
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Contact: Public Affairs Office
(850) 488-0420

Death Row Inmate
Attempts Suicide

TALLAHASSEE - Death Row inmate Jesus Delgado (DC# 658187; DOB: 4/16/65) attempted suicide this morning at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford.

Correctional officers found inmate Delgado on the floor of his cell about 1:00 am, removing a homemade rope from his neck made out of material from his inmate uniform. He was immediately treated by medical staff at the prison and then transported to University Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville for additional treatment and observation. Delgado has not refused to eat meals this week.

DOC is conducting an investigation into the suicide attempt.

Delgado was sentenced to two death sentences and a life sentence in Dade County on June 19, 1996. Further information on this inmate can be found on the DOC website at under the "corrections offender information network."

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