An inmate who had been housed in the jail infirmary passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 a 49-year-old male inmate who had been housed in the jail infirmary for health reasons passed away early Friday. He had been booked at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle on a community placement order from the Department of Corrections.
The King County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct a review to determine the cause and manner of death.
As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health – Seattle & King County to conduct an internal investigation.
The Seattle Police Department will also conduct an independent investigation.
Foul play is not suspected.