September 20, 2010
Another Richmond city jail inmate has died, the third since June.
Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. said an inmate collapsed Friday at 1:30 p.m. and was later pronounced dead at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. No foul play is suspected; an autopsy is scheduled next week.
The inmate, whose identity wasn't immediately released, was taken to the hospital 19 minutes after the collapse and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:45 p.m., the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
Two other inmates died earlier this summer, one from natural causes linked to a heart condition and the other from heat exposure.
Woody didn't release information about whether the most recent deceased inmate was housed in an area of the jail without air conditioning.