JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Local and state authorities are investigating after a Jefferson County inmate died Friday following a medical emergency, deputies said.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, correctional officers were told by an inmate another inmate was suffering "some type of medical emergency."
Officers arrived to find the 39-year-old man unconscious and immediately began CPR and used an AED to try and revive him.
Jefferson County EMS then took the man to the Jefferson Memorial Hospital ER, where medical staff pronounced him dead.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said it is working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn's office to investigate and review the death.
"This is the Sheriff's office policy to have an independent investigation and review of any death inside our correctional facility," the JCSO said.