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KCSO investigating an in-custody death at Central Receiving Facility

Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-29 12:21:25-04

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an inmate at their Central Receiving Facility died in their cell.

KCSO says the inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at around 12:22 p.m. on Saturday. Deputies tried saving the inmate's life, with help from Hall Ambulance and the Bakersfield Fire Department, but the inmate was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives were called to investigate because it was an in-custody death. The inmate's name will be withheld until family is notified, and the investigation is ongoing.