The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said an inmate has died at an area correctional facility.
The sheriff's office said about 9:51 a.m., Douglas County Correctional Facility staff responded to an inmate who was experiencing a medical emergency. Facility staff and an in-house sheriff's office medical staff performed CPR.
The inmate was taken to Lawrence memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead about 10:45 a.m.
The incident is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, according to normal Kansas State Statute procedures.
Since its opening in September 1999, this is the first in-custody death which has occurred at the Douglas County Correctional Facility. A facility spokesperson said all corrections staff receive regular training in first aid and CPR.
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