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Terminally Ill Inmate Dies at Medical Center

On Sunday morning May 29, 2022, a 56-year old terminally ill male inmate died at a local medical center while in custody. The subject had been in custody since March 23, 2022, for felony charges related to transportation, sales and distribution of a controlled substance and was currently being held on one-million-dollar bail pending a June court date.  His hospital based medical care team recently determined his condition was no longer treatable and had begun palliative care.  This inmate’s passing was expected and not Covid-19 related.

As is practice with any inmate death, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Team, CSI and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office were notified.

The Sheriff’s Office will complete an inmate death investigation in accordance with Sheriff’s Office procedure and state laws.  The identity of the deceased victim will be withheld until after notification of his next of kin.


Sergeant Rod Grassmann

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