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In-Custody Death; 10/30/2022

To maintain transparency with the community, and per AB 2761, we are providing information regarding an in-custody death that occurred at the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp.

On October 30, 2022, a 31-year-old Hispanic male inmate died in custody at the San Joaquin County Jail while housed in the Administrative Segregation Housing Unit. The individual had been in custody since June 6, 2022, facing attempted murder charges – PC 664/187(a), and was recently sentenced to a five-year prison term.

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, shortly after 4:00 a.m., Correctional Officers found the inmate in his cell unresponsive. Custody staff immediately notified additional staff and emergency medical personnel and called for an ambulance to respond. The officers proceeded with life-saving measures until medical personnel arrived and took over. Unfortunately, all life-saving measures were unsuccessful, and the inmate was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Per standard protocol and policy, an investigation has been initiated, which is ongoing. At this time, the cause of death is unknown; toxicology results are pending. Additional updates will be provided once those details are confirmed.

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