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April 24, 2017

Inmate Death

On April 24, 2017, a 76-year-old inmate died while in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail.  The man was taken into custody at the Main Jail on December 1, 2016 on federal murder charges.

A little after 5:00pm today, the male inmate was pronounced deceased while being treated at a local hospital.  The inmate was transported from the Main Jail to the hospital on April 6, 2017 for significant health problems, and had remained at the hospital since that time.

The Sheriff’s Department will complete a thorough inmate death investigation in accordance with department procedures and state laws. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and forward its findings as prescribed by law. The Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased after notification has been made to his next of kin.


Sergeant Tony Turnbull

Sheriff’s Spokesman

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