LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Corrections officials have confirmed that a man was recently booked at a Louisville jail, marking the fifth death at the downtown jail in little more than a month.
According to the Courier-Journal, the death occurred Sunday morning. Metro Corrections Assistant Directory Steve Durham said in a statement that a corrections officer in the medical housing unit “found an inmate unresponsive” at the jail. Durham added that the inmate was unable to be revived and was taken to a local hospital, where the inmate was later pronounced dead.
Both the name of the inmate and cause of death have not yet been released.