On January 20, 2023, a female inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.
On January 20, at around 5:02 p.m., a deputy sheriff found her unresponsive in her assigned cell. The deputy began lifesaving measures while calling for medical assistance over her issued radio. Medical staff and Sheriff's staff within the Jail responded.
Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from the American Medical Response (AMR) and the Colorado Springs Fire Department took over medical care. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away.
The identity of the inmate and cause of death will be released upon the conclusion of the autopsy and after the next of kin notification by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.
Any updates and additional information on this matter will come only from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office.