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Inmate dies in Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility

No information on the victim's identity besides their age was immediately available.

GRETNA, La. — Deputies are investigating after an inmate was found dead in Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office custody Sunday night. 

According to Sheriff Joe Lopinto, an unidentified person was found unresponsive while being held at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Facility. 

They were found at around 10:30 p.m. inside a solitary holding cell in the intake booking area of the jail, officials said. 

The 48-year-old was reportedly treated at the scene but was pronounced dead soon after. 

Sheriff's officials said they are investigating the death but said there was no evidence of attempted self-harm or other foul play. 

No information on the inmate's identity besides their age was immediately available.  

The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office will release the victim's name and cause of death after proper notification of the family. 

No further details were immediately provided. 

It's the second reported inmate death at JPCC in two years. In December 2018, a 30-year-old woman died after she was found unresponsive inside her cell in the center’s medical facility. 

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