Oklahoma County jail inmate dies Monday, officials say

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The Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
The Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City., Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.

A man in custody at the Oklahoma County jail died Monday after being found unresponsive in his cell, officials said.

Winfred Lowe, 57, had been under continuous medical care throughout his time at the jail, which began on March 30, 2021, jail officials said. He also spent about 100 days in the hospital since he was booked into the jail last year, jail spokesman Mark Opgrande said in a statement.

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A detention officer and a nursing assistant found Lowe unresponsive in his cell about 8 a.m. Monday as they were dispensing medicine to inmates. Jail medical personnel began performing CPR on Lowe until Oklahoma City firefighters arrived, but were unable to resuscitate him, officials said.

Lowe was charged last year with multiple sex crimes, according to records on the Oklahoma State Courts Network.

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The state Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of Lowe's death, officials said.

Another detainee died at the jail last week, also after being found unresponsive in his cell.

More than a dozen inmates died last year at the Oklahoma County jail, which has been under intense scrutiny for health and safety concerns.

This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: Oklahoma County jail inmate dies Monday

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