Inmate Dies At Milwaukee County Jail

Medical Staff Unable To Revive Man Friday


Authorities say a 35-year-old inmate at the Milwaukee County Jail has died.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, a correctional officer called medical staff about an inmate in distress Friday afternoon. Authorities said the man was conscious and breathing in the mental health unit at the jail.

Medical staff called for an ambulance and then began CPR when the man stopped breathing. Attempts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead.

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The inmate was brought to the jail Oct. 17 by the South Milwaukee Police Department. An autopsy was planned.

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department will investigate the death. There have been several inmate deaths at the facility over the last two years.