Kenmore man dies in custody at King County Correctional Facility

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

According to the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, a 38-year-old male inmate died Monday night in his single cell at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.

The staff and Medic 1 team performed life-saving measures immediately after the inmate was found unconscious in his cell at about 6:45pm. He was pronounced deceased at 7:10pm.

The inmate, who lived in Kenmore, was booked into the King County Correctional Facility on June 12 after being arrested for an alleged assault and violating a no-contact order.

The King County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct a review to determine the cause and manner of death.

As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health – Seattle and King County to conduct an internal investigation. The Seattle Police Department will also conduct an independent investigation.

The inmate's name was not released.


Nanook July 6, 2017 at 12:16 AM  

You don't end up in a single cell in King County unless you've been in fights or incited riots. Normal inmates spend their days in the fish tank, big rooms designed for 12 people with 23 people in them (but 12 beds, one toilet, one shower, and one urinal and one sink for that many people). The medical care is next to non-existent. It's really a wonder that there aren't far more deaths reported.

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