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CPSO Launches Investigation into Death of Inmate

On July 26, at approximately 3:00 p.m., an inmate at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment after suffering a suspected seizure.  The inmate was subsequently transferred to a Lafayette hospital at which time medical personnel determined he was suffering from neurological injuries, resulting from head trauma.  The inmate died on July 27 as a result of his injuries.

During further investigation, detectives discovered the inmate was involved in a brief physical altercation with another inmate on July 26.

The name of the deceased inmate is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing and it has not yet been determined if charges will be filed against the 2nd inmate.