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Woman found unresponsive in cell at Fayette County Detention Center, later dies at hospital

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 20:06:24-05

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Friday, Nov. 8, a female inmate at the Fayette County Detention Center was found unresponsive in her cell.

According to police, the female was found by Community Corrections staff, who immediately administered medical assistance and called for the medical staff.

Corizon Medical staff, who provide medical services at the jail, found that the female needed to be transferred to the hospital.

The female was pronounced dead at the hospital around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 8.

The identity of the female is being withheld pending notification of her family.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office is investigating her death. The jail is also conducting an internal investigation.

According to the police, these investigations are routine in these incidents.