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Inmate Death at Main Jail

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, at approximately 10:30 P.M., a 45-year-old male inmate died while in custody at the Sacramento County Main Jail. The man had been in custody since May 2, 2024, when he was brought into custody by Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies for a felony burglary warrant.

Main Jail Deputies were conducting a cell check in the 6-East 100 Pod, which housed inmates detoxing from drugs and other substances. Deputies looked inside a cell and noticed an unresponsive inmate who was housed by himself. Deputies immediately entered the cell and administered first-aid as Main Jail medical staff and the Sacramento Fire Department responded. Fire personnel arrived and continued life-saving efforts, but the inmate was ultimately pronounced deceased at the jail.

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 Amar Gandhi
Sheriff’s Spokesman

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