Inmate death leads to investigation in Lexington

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Inmate Death

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Officials say an inmate was found unresponsive and taken to the hospital where she later died.

Community Corrections staff say 22-year-old Bridgette Mae Hall was provided medical services at the jail, then taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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Lexington Police and the Fayette County Coroner’s Office are investigating the cause and manner of her death. Such an investigation is normal in the case of an in-custody death. The jail will conduct an internal investigation.

Hall was in jail awaiting trial for charges of driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and reckless driving.