Prison inmate dies inside St. Johns County Jail

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Update June 22, 12:00 pm: The inmate has been identified as 31-year-old Richard Cashiff Lucas.

The Saint John’s County Sheriff’s Office has reported the death of a male inmate at the St. Johns County jail Friday night.

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputies were notified of a male inmate who was unconscious and not breathing after recreation at 7:35 p.m. June 17. Several Deputies responded immediately and assisted with life-saving measures.

A short time later, SJCFR arrived on the scene and continued life-saving measures, but he was ultimately declared deceased.

The Major Crimes Unit has responded to the scene and will continue its investigation.

At this time no foul play or external injury to the victim can be noted.

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