Inmate found dead at Jefferson County jail

Officials are awaiting an autopsy report after a 70-year-old Jefferson County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell.

The inmate’s name will be released once his family is notified.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Crystal Holmes said an inmate found his non-responsive cell mate around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS.  They continued the CPR until EMS arrived and took over.  The inmate was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Captain Holmes said they believe the autopsy will be finished today.

The inmate was in custody for failure to report as a sex offender.

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