Update: El Paso County Jail Inmate Found Deceased

Oct 18, 2022 - 6:15pm

On October 14, 2022, a female inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.

At around 10:22 p.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in her assigned cell. Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and took over. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away. She was the sole occupant of the cell she was found in.

The inmate has been identified as Felicia Hudson, age 58. She was booked into the El Paso County Jail on October 13, 2022. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Felicia Hudson's family and friends. 

According to the El Paso County Coroner’s Office, they have determined this death to be a “non-traumatic death”. The final determination of cause and manner is pending the results of toxicology tests taken during the autopsy. Currently, those reports are running about 4 to 6 weeks. It appears there was some significant heart disease present during autopsy which may have contributed to her death. More information will be released as it becomes available to the El Paso County Coroner's Office and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

This is an active investigation and all updates and information on this incident will come only from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Office.

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Office of the Sheriff

27 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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El Paso County Jail

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Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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