Coroner: Kentucky State Police investigating inmate's death

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky coroner says an inmate has died in jail and State Police are investigating.

News outlets report the inmate was found dead Thursday morning at the Boyd County Detention Center.

County Coroner Mark Hammond tells The Daily Independent of Ashland that what caused the 40-year-old man's death has not been determined, but an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The jail has experienced various issues in the last two years including a riot, escapes and fatal overdoses. The state Department of Corrections removed dozens of prisoners from the jail after the inmate-led riot had shut it down.


Information from: The Independent,

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