On Monday, January 4, 2021, deputies working in the Jefferson County Jail were performing their standard counts during shift change when it was realized that one of the inmates had not exited his cell for the count. Deputies went to check on the inmate and found him hanging in his cell. Deputies attempted life-saving measures, but they were unsuccessful. The investigation shows that the inmate had been seen about 20 minutes earlier by other inmates and they did not observe anything unusual.
The coroner’s office will determine the cause and manner of the inmates death. Jefferson County Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.