On January 1st, 2022 at 1:04 am an inmate of the Kenosha County Jail was found unresponsive in his jail cell at the downtown Pre-Trial facility. The inmate was discovered by a correctional officer who had been conducting cell checks. CPR was initiated as rescue was called, however, the inmate remained unresponsive.
Jail Medical Staff and the Kenosha Fire Department responded, and the inmate was transported by rescue to Froedtert South - Kenosha campus. At about 2:20 am hospital staff advised that the inmate appeared to have died from medical causes.
Investigators from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Pre-Trial Facility to conduct the investigation based on an agreement between our two departments. The Racine County Sheriff’s Department will be the lead agency in the investigation.
The inmate is a 25-year-old man from the City of Kenosha. The name of the inmate is being withheld at this time. The death does not appear to be suspicious and did not involve any use of force by our correctional staff.
This investigation is open and active. Further information will be released as it becomes available.