Female inmate dies in Hennepin County jail


Few details were available, but a 38-year-old female inmate apparently had a seizure and died in the Hennepin County Jail late Thursday afternoon, in front of other inmates and jail workers, the Star Tribune reports.

Her name was not immediately released. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office plans to investigate the cause of death, the Star Tribune reports.

A Sheriff's Office spokeswoman told the Pioneer Press that the woman received "immediate medical care," and was then taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she died later Thursday night.

The Sheriff's Office each year books about 40,000 inmates into the jail, which is accredited by the American Correctional Association for maintaining the highest standards of inmate custody and care, according to the facility's website.

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