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October 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Did Monroe prison inmate’s death go unnoticed for 2 days?

An internal investigation has been launched by the state Department of Corrections after an inmate was found dead in his cell at the Monroe prison on Sept. 21.

Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesman Chad Lewis said that Jerry Levain Jamison was last seen alive on Sept. 19, two days before he was found dead in his cell. Lewis said staff members at the Monroe Correctional Complex are supposed to do daily headcounts; whether Jamison was alive on Sept. 20 is unclear, he said.

Lewis said DOC is conducting a critical incident review to “determine that they [prison staffers] followed up with procedures.”

“It appeared he was asleep and he wasn’t required to leave his cell until Saturday evening,” Lewis said.

According to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office, Jamison, 49, died of a heart condition.

 

 

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