Female inmate found unresponsive at Metro Corrections, dies in hospital

Female inmate found unresponsive at Metro Corrections, dies in hospital

Female inmate found unresponsive at Metro Corrections, dies in hospital

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by WHAS11/News Release

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A woman died in the hospital Wednesday afternoon after she was found unresponsive in her jail cell at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections.

On Wednesday, corrections officers found an unresponsive 27-year-old female inmate while conducting a routine security check at Metro Corrections.

She was transported to University Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m.

The inmate was admitted on Tuesday on a Jefferson County warrant for theft by unlawful taking or disposition over $300.

No foul play is suspected and an autopsy will be performed late Thursday.

The LMPD Public Integrity Unit and Corrections personnel are investigating the case which is standard practice in all in-custody death cases.

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