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Woman incarcerated at Metro Corrections, dies

Officials with the jail said the 48-year-old woman died by suicide on Saturday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the third time in less than a week, an incarcerated person has died at Metro Corrections.

Union personnel confirmed the woman died at the facility on Saturday.

Emergency personnel was called and attempts to bring the woman back were unsuccessful. 

According to Assistant Director Steve Durham, the 48-year-old woman apparently died by suicide. The woman had been incarcerated at Metro Corrections since Monday on felony assault charges.

Her identity has not been released pending family notification. 

Her death follows two other deaths at the facility. On Friday, 34-year-old Rickitta Smith was found unresponsive in the facility’s housing unit, and on Nov. 29, a 59-year-old man was also found. Both were taken to the hospital where they later died.

LMPD's Public Integrity Unit is investigation. 

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