Prisoner In Custody Of Orleans Sheriff Dies

An inmate in the custody of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office has died.  

The 23-year-old man was found unresponsive by his cell mate shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Sheriff's Officer says medical and security staff responded and provided emergency treatment until EMS arrived. The inmate was pronounced dead at 8:15pm. There were no signs of physical trauma or self-inflicted injury.  A full investigation will be conducted. 

The name of the inmate will be released after notification to his family.

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