Female Inmate Dies in Custody at Snohomish County Jail in Everett

May 22, 2014

Police Blotter

Everett Jail

Inmate deaths have been an issue at the Snohomish County Jail over the past few years.

Received the following press release a few minutes ago from Shari Ireton at the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office regarding an inmate death at the Snohomish County Jail today…

This afternoon at around 2 p.m., a 42 year-old female inmate was found unresponsive in the Snohomish County Jail medical unit. Medical personnel immediately began CPR and called for additional medical aid. Aid units responded to the jail but attempts to revive the inmate were unsuccessful.

The inmate, a Tulalip resident, had been booked into the jail on May 21st by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office for fourth degree domestic violence assault.

The inmate had been medically screened at booking, placed on a drug and alcohol withdrawal watch and admitted into the medical unit. She was routinely checked every half hour by medical unit personnel.

Her death is being investigated by detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. A review of the death from a clinical standpoint will also be conducted, independent of the death investigation.

The identity of the inmate, as well as cause and manner of death, will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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