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Date Released: 12/6/2006
Subject: Inmate Death
Contact: Brenda Godsey, PIO
Case No#: 200607465
Released By: Brenda Godsey

Location: Eureka

An inmate in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility was found deceased late this afternoon. Shortly before 5:00 p.m. dinner was being served in one of the dormitory-style housing units in the correctional facility. When the inmate failed to respond to the call for the meal the Correctional Officer working in the housing unit called for medical aid. Resuscitation efforts were started and the inmate was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. There were no obvious signs of trauma and an autopsy is expected later this week. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.