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SLED Investigating Death of Aiken County Inmate


SLED has been asked to investigate a death of an inmate from the Aiken County Jail that occurred about 6 p.m. Thursday.

The male inmate was not identified as authorities work to notify his family.

A sheriff’s press release from Thursday night explains the death:

“A detention officer was conducting a routine check when they noticed an unresponsive inmate in a shower.  Aiken County EMS was notified while detention officers and onsite medical staff performed life saving measures until EMS arrived.  EMS transported the inmate to Aiken Regional Medical Center where he was treated and subsequently passed.”
Cover Issue 839The sheriff’s office policy is to call in SLED for an independent investigation. Stay tuned.

For more law-enforcement news, pick up this week’s edition of The Jail Report.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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