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5 Deaths in a Year at Orangeburg County Jail

10:23 AM, Oct 22, 2013   |    comments
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A fifth inmate has died at the Orangeburg County jail in about a year.
 
Authorities told The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that 34-year-old Thurston Massey was found slumped over in a cell around 6:15 a.m. Monday after he was arrested on a driving under the influence charge.
 
Orangeburg County Administrator Harold Young says Massey refused medical care when he came to the jail, but was checked by a nurse. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine what killed Massey.
 
Since October 2012, two inmates have committed suicide, a third died from a heart condition and the cause of death hasn't been determined for a fourth death.
 
The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the latest death. Young says he does not think the jail has an ongoing problem.

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