Inmate dies at Jackson County Jail, investigation underway

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 (Media Release) – On Thursday, May 28, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a 44-year-old man was found unresponsive in the Jackson County jail.

The sheriff’s office says lifesaving measures were attempted by jail staff, deputies and EMS.

The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has requested another area sheriff’s office to conduct an independent investigation into this death.

An autopsy, review of camera footage, and incident reports will be completed per policy. The initial investigation indicates the death was not a result of foul play or criminal actions.

The sheriff’s office isn’t releasing the man’s name at this time.

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