Inmate dies in Oswego County jail; investigations underway

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State and County offices are investigating after an inmate died at the Oswego County Correctional Facility shortly after midnight on Aug. 10. 

Deputies say a housing unit officer detected a change in breathing pattern of a sleeping inmate.

CPR was performed on the inmate until EMTs could arrive.

The inmate was pronounced dead at the facility.

The inmate’s name is not being released until family can be notified. 

An autopsy will determine the official cause of death. 

The New York State Commission of Corrections has been notified as required, as well as the Oswego County Coroner’s Office. 

Both offices will conduct independent investigations into the death.
 

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