Inmate Cuts Off Personal Penis After Asking To Be On Suicide Watch

A Tennessee demise row inmate reduce off his personal penis and slit his personal wrists with a hidden razor after asking jail officers to be positioned on suicide watch, in line with to his lawyer.

Henry Eugene Hodges, who’s been on demise row for the 1990 homicide of a phone repairman, had the bloody meltdown earlier this month. He did so allegedly over a meals bundle.

Loss of life Row Inmate Minimize Off Penis, Wrists Over A Meals Bundle Earlier This Month, Jail Officers Say

Jail workers refused to let him have a particular bundle as a result of he was one month wanting a required six months of fine conduct, his lawyer Kelley Henry instructed the Related Press.

A corrections officer determined to cease feeding him an an effort to get him to cease smearing feces round his cell, prompting Hodges to chop his personal wrists with a razor he had hidden in his cell on the Riverbend Most Safety Establishment in Nashville, she stated.

He then allegedly requested to be placed on suicide watch on the jail’s infirmary.

Nonetheless, a “high-ranking” jail officer instructed the nurse treating Hodges that he was manipulating them  and could possibly be positioned on suicide watch when he was again in his cell.

It was there the place he later reduce off his personal penis.

Docs Reattach Hodges’ Member, With Jail Officers Needing To Improve His Restraints

Docs had been miraculously in a position to reattach his penis at a hospital, earlier than he was went again to jail, the place he has remained restrained and confined to a skinny mattress on a concrete block, in line with his lawyer.

He was initially positioned in four-point restraints, however was in a position to free his hand and rip out his catheter, prompting officers to position him in six-point restraints, she instructed the AP.

He finally agreed to take his medicine earlier than being returned to four-point restraints, nevertheless he hasn’t been allowed to go away his mattress or stroll. He has additionally been on a starvation strike.

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Hodges had beforehand been identified with bipolar dysfunction blended sort with psychotic episodes, his lawyer went on to say.

“He wants competent psychological well being care. Certainly the jail can discover a place to place him the place he isn’t a hazard to himself or others and doesn’t need to be tied down like an animal,” she instructed the AP.

Hodges Is On Loss of life Row For Murdering Phone Repairman, Chemical Engineer In Two Separate Murders

Henry added that she wants to speak to common counsel Debbie Inglis, who’s been out on depart. The Tennessee Division of Correction didn’t instantly return a request for remark from the AP.

In 1992, Hodges was sentenced to demise for murdering Ronald Bassett in Could 1990.

He was additionally convicted of one other homicide in Georgia, the place he killed a North Carolina chemical engineer at an Atlanta lodge.