San Jose: Inmate with health issues dies at main jail

SAN JOSE — A 53-year-old man in custody at Santa Clara County’s main jail who was being treated for “several health issues” was found dead Sunday night in a single-person cell, according to the sheriff’s office.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was found at about 7:33 p.m. while deputies and medical staff were dispensing medication to inmates, the sheriff’s office said Monday in a press release.

Upon finding the man unresponsive, deputies and medical staff requested emergency assistance and began performing life-saving measures, according to the sheriff’s office. San Jose firefighters arrived shortly after, and the man was pronounced dead.

The inmate was housed in a single-person cell and had been in custody since May 18 in suspicion of assault and battery and vandalism.

Per department protocol, the Sheriff’s Office will investigate the death in tandem with the county District Attorney’s Office and Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

It is the third in-custody death to occur in Santa Clara County in 2018, according to the sheriff’s office.

Source: mercurynews
San Jose: Inmate with health issues dies at main jail