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70-year-old inmate dies at Hampton Roads Regional Jail

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Posted at 5:48 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 17:48:29-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A 70-year-old man died in his cell at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail early Friday morning.

According to a release from the HRRJ, the inmate was found at approximately 5:14 a.m. by jail medical staff conducting rounds in the housing unit. A medical code was called, and EMS was activated.

Portsmouth Emergency Medical Services arrived and pronounced the man dead at 5:37 a.m. According to the jail, the man had underlying medical conditions and no foul play is suspected.

An autopsy will be done to determine what caused his death.

He arrived at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail on April 9, 2020, to serve a 1-year sentence for Habitual Offender 2nd Offense from the City of Chesapeake.

The inmate's identity has not been released.