Investigation underway after inmate dies at Hamilton County Jail

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The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) says an inmate died in the Hamilton County Jail Wednesday morning.

The HCSO says at about 10:15 a.m., corrections personnel discovered an inmate experiencing a medical emergency.

HCSO says HCEMS was immediately called to the scene to provide medical assistance.

The inmate was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

HCSO is not releasing the name of the inmate, pending proper notification of next-of-kin.

At the request of Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston, the HCSO Criminal Investigations Division has been directed to investigate the incident.

Depend on us to keep you posted on this story as we learn more.

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