Category: Wrongful Death

Inmates dies in fall from jail’s second floor in California

An inmate was found dead in the common area of a Northern California jail after falling from a second-story tier, authorities said Monday.

Deputies found the 48-year-old inmate at 4:48 a.m. Saturday in the housing unit of the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said.

After hearing a loud crash, correctional deputies rushed to the area and found the man with injuries consistent with falling from the second level. Staff administered emergency First Aid and CPR and an ambulance transported him to a local hospital where he died about an hour later, the office said.

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