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Sheriff's Office Conducting Investigation into the Death of and In-Custody Inmate


The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is reporting the death of an in-custody inmate at the Lawrence County Jail.  At approximately 1400hrs while in the process of assigning an inmate to a cell, an on duty jailer discovered an inmate not breathing.  Medical personnel were called to the scene but the inmate was already deceased.

An investigation is being conducted as to the cause of death and any circumstances surrounding the death.  No information regarding the name or cause of death is being released until family can be notified and the investigation is complete.