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April 24, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Stricken King County Jail inmate dies in hospital

A King County Jail inmate died at a Seattle hospital today after being found unconscious in his cell last week, according to the county’s Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention

The 33-year old Renton man had been booked into the jail in downtown Seattle on April 9 for investigation of property destruction and harassment, the department said. 

On April 16, a corrections officer found the man in medical distress in his cell and called for assistance, according to a news release. Jail Health staff and Medic One responded and the man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center, where he died at 8:30 this morning.

The cause and manner of the man’s death will be determined by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention and Public Health-Seattle & King County will conduct an internal investigation, which is standard practice in all jail-related deaths.

Last month, a 41-year-old female inmate died at Harborview after being found ill in her cell.

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