Inmate dies after found unresponsive in Bullitt County jail

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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An inmate is dead after he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

Sgt. Jason Rives of the Shepherdsville Police Department told WHAS-TV ( the inmate was a male in his 50s. He was found on Friday morning and taken by ambulance to the Jewish Hospital Medical Center South. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at 10:59 a.m.

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The man was in a single-inmate cell when he was found by a correctional officer performing a standard welfare check. State Law requires correctional facilities to check inmates every hour.

Rives said the death is under investigation but so far there are no indications of foul play.

Police have not yet released the man’s name.


Information from: WHAS-TV,


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