Allegheny County Jail inmate hospitalized after jump

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An Allegheny County Jail inmate who jumped from a height on Monday remained in the lock-up overnight, and was transported to a hospital around 22 hours after his fall, according to corrections employees.

Milan Karan, 38, of Pittsburgh was jailed after repeated charges this year of defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. His record includes one conviction, from 1995, for burglary and theft, for which he was sentenced to five to 23 months in jail.

County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed that Karan "jumped off of the top tier of the pod," but was unable to provide other information, citing medical privacy rules.

Jail employees who were not authorized to comment publicly said that Karan's legs appeared to be broken, but jail medical staff opted not to send him to a hospital until Tuesday afternoon.

Tennessee-based for-profit firm Corizon took over the jail's infirmary Sept. 1. A Corizon spokesman did not immediately respond to phone or email messages.

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Rich Lord:, 412-263-1542 or Twitter @richelord


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