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Miami-Dade inmate dies at hospital

9:35 PM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) -- An inmate who was found unresponsive at Miami-Dade County Jail has died.

Officials say 59-year-old Joseph Wilner was being held in the jail's psychiatric ward. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died Monday.

Wilner was arrested after authorities say he was caught driving with a suspended license.

The cause of death and the nature of Wilner's medical conditions are unknown.

The Miami Herald reports that corrections officer are supposed to check on inmates four times an hour. Miami-Dade Police is investigating the death, which is routine for every death in Miami-Dade jails.

Wilmer was the third psychiatric-ward inmate to pass away this year. Eight Miami-Dade jail inmates total have died this year of various medical ailments.


Associated Press

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