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Death Of Correctional Facility Inmate Under Investigation

An inmate died following a medical incident at the Bucks County Correctional Facility, authorities said.

The Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown Township. File photo.
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The death of an inmate from the Bucks County Correctional Facility is under investigation, according to county officials.

Authorities reported that the inmate, a male in his 30s, was pronounced dead on Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

The inmate was transported to the hospital on Sunday from the county jail in Doylestown Township due to a “medical incident.” The details of which have not been disclosed, according to a county statement.

A Bucks County Department of Corrections van at the county jail. File photo.

The investigation is being jointly conducted by the Bucks County Detectives and the Bucks County Department of Corrections Investigations Unit. They are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

There were two inmate deaths earlier this year.

According to Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s extraordinary occurrence statistics and this news organization’s tally dating back to 2015, Bucks County has reported seven inmate suicides, one homicide, and eight medical-related or accidental deaths at the correctional facility.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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