The JSO is investigating inmate deaths at pre-trial detention services
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace is investigating studies of the demise of an inmate on the Pre-Trial Detention Facility that occurred early Saturday morning.
On Saturday, January 7, 2023 at roughly 7:30 a.m., JSO reported that correctional officers and medical personnel have been conducting a scheduled medical spherical within the sixth flooring West Dormitory when an inmate was unresponsive.
JSO reported that life-saving measures have been instantly initiated and the Jacksonville Hearth Rescue Division was notified and responded to the scene. CPR was administered with the usage of an AED in an try and revive the inmate.
The efforts have been finally unsuccessful and the prisoner was pronounced useless on their arrival by the JFRD.
JSO’s Chilly Case Unit was notified of the demise, and detectives responded to start their investigation. Members of the Crime Scene Unit additionally responded to gather each forensic and digital proof associated to the demise.
The deceased inmate was recognized by JSO as 58-year-old Richard Carl Johnston, who was arrested on Friday, December 23, 2022, following an investigation right into a reported aggravated elder abuse and was awaiting trial.
On the time of the inmate’s demise, JSO reported that Richard was housed in a dorm for at-risk inmates as a result of he made statements about harming himself and others.
Detectives are early of their investigative efforts, and the health worker will conduct an post-mortem to additional decide the way and/or reason for demise.
The inmate’s demise is at present listed as undetermined, however there is no such thing as a indication of foul play right now and investigations are ongoing by each companies.
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