Press Releases

Monday 11/27/2017 6:07 PM - Inmate Death

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Inmate Death
Date and Time of Incident: 11-27-17, Approximately 3:05 PM
Place of Occurrence: County Jail
Victim Information: 62-year-old male
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 11-27-17, a Correctional Deputy conducting cell inspections spoke to a 62-year-old male inmate who stated he was not feeling well. The Deputy immediately called for medical staff. The medical staff, who were located right around the corner, arrived and spoke with the inmate who was alert and conscious. They placed the inmate in a wheelchair, began to take him to the medical unit and called for an ambulance. The inmate was conversing with medical staff as he was being wheeled to the medical unit when he suddenly lost consciousness. Medical staff and Correctional staff immediately began life saving measures including CPR and the use of an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED). Cal-Fire and Paramedics took over the life saving measures, but unfortunately, they were unable to revive him. The Sheriff's Office has initiated an investigation. Identification of the inmate is pending notification of next of kin. No foul play is suspected. No further information is available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Monday 11/27/2017 6:09 PM