Inmate dies after being found unresponsive in Sedgwick County jail

Sedgwick County Jail (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Authorities in Sedgwick County say they’re investigating the death of a 25-year-old inmate in the county jail.

On Sunday, at approximately 8:50 a.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in his cell.

The man was being housed in the detention clinic for a medical issue. At 9:22 a.m., after medical aid was administered, he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is yet to be determined.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Investigation Division were notified.

The identity of the inmate is being withheld at the request of the family. The inmate was booked into the Sedgwick County Detention Facility on February 20, 2015 on misdemeanor charges.

In 2014, there were no suicides and one natural death of an inmate in custody. This is the second in-custody death in 2015.

The first in-custody death, on January 21, 2015, was that of an elderly inmate who battled terminal illness for several weeks prior to his death.

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