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Inmate Dies At The Spokane County Jail; Investigation Underway

An Inmate Died At The Spokane County Jail Sunday Afternoon An Inmate Died At The Spokane County Jail Sunday Afternoon
SPOKANE, Wash. -
Spokane County Sheriff's Department Press Release:
 
At approximately 1225 Sunday, Spokane County Sheriff's Corrections deputies discovered a lifeless male inmate lying on the top bunk of his cell. 
 
Corrections deputies and Jail Medical staff arrived at the cell to dispense medications to the inmate who appeared to be sleeping. 
 
When the inmate did not respond to staff, they discovered he wasn't breathing and immediately provided medical aid. 
 
Efforts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful, including use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The Spokane Fire Department and Paramedics also responded to the scene but were unsuccessful as they tried to revive the inmate. 
 
Spokane County Sheriff's detectives were notified and have started an investigation of this incident. It is a standard procedure to immediately investigate any in-custody death to determine the facts of the incident. They name of the inmate will be released at a later date along with a cause of death by the Medical Examiner's Office.
 
The inmate was housed with a cell mate who was removed from the cell and secured until an investigation can be completed. There does not appear to be any signs of trauma or struggle according to preliminary information. 
 
No further information is available at this time.
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