Jackson County Jail prisoner dies after being locked to chair for long period, FOX 4 source says


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At approx. 11:30 p.m. Thursday, a prisoner from the Jackson County Jail was taken to the hospital and then died.

"An individual was brought into our facility. He was subsequently sent to Truman where he died. Please refer to the Jackson Co  Sheriffs Office for further questions," replied Marshanna Hester, PIO for Jackson County in an email to FOX 4's Mark Alford.

A source close to the investigation tells FOX 4 the inmate was left locked up on a chair and he was forgotten about and he died.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp says they are investigating and reminded the community that the county jail is overseen by the county executive, not the sheriff's office.

Look for more on this developing story on all our platforms: FOX 4 newscasts, Facebook page, and fox4kc app.

Also, below are links to past stories FOX 4 has done on the Jackson County Detention Center, and the many recent problems and complaints:

Former Jackson County inmate files lawsuit claiming unsanitary detention center conditions harmed him

Jackson County Jail raid leads to charges against four, including two correctional officers

Attorney who filed Jackson County Jail rape lawsuit hopes it exposes other ills

Jackson County inmate alleges he was raped and guard didn't help



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