Hutchinson inmate dies at hospital after jail altercations

Hutchinson Correctional Facility (KSN File Photo)

HUTCHINSON, Kansas – An investigation has been opened into the death of an inmate at the Hutchinson jail.

The Hutchinson News reports an inmate from the Hutchinson Correctional Facility died Friday at the hospital after allegedly getting into an altercation with another inmate and then becoming combative with officers.

Jail spokesman Dirk Moss says the altercation between the two inmates occurred in the central unit medical clinic. One inmate was then sent to the administrative segregation unit where he became combative with correctional officers before collapsed and becoming unresponsive.

He was taken to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The second inmate was treated for injuries and later taken to the hospital for further treatment.

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