Weber County jail death under investigation

The inmate died by suicide, authorities stated.

This Sept. 15, 2011 file photograph exhibits the Weber County Sheriff Advanced in Ogden, Utah. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune by way of AP)

Authorities are conducting an investigation after an inmate on the Weber County jail died on Monday.

Deputies discovered the inmate after they “have been alerted to an issue in a housing part,” based on a information launch from the Weber County Sheriff’s Workplace. It stated deputies tried unspecified lifesaving measures earlier than medics took the inmate to a hospital, the place they have been pronounced lifeless.

In keeping with the sheriff’s workplace, the inmate died by suicide.

The sheriff’s workplace didn’t launch any figuring out details about the person and the sheriff’s division shall be providing counseling providers to all employees and inmates “concerned within the incident,” based on the information launch.

The Weber County Legal professional’s Workplace will lead the dying investigation.

That is the second identified inmate dying in a Utah jail this month. An inmate was discovered lifeless within the Garfield County jail on Feb. 6. Officers there additionally suspect the inmate died by suicide.

In 2014, Utah had the best fee of county inmate deaths within the nation, and between 2014 and February 2017 greater than half of the 56 identified deaths in Utah jails have been suicides.

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