County Inmate Death

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

At approximately 7 a.m. on March 1, 2018, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Custody Deputies found 60-year-old Henry Acuna of Santa Barbara unresponsive in his single person cell. He was transported by ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he was admitted. While in the hospital, Mr. Acuna’s health continued to decline and at 3:18 a.m. this morning, March 2, 2018, he was pronounced dead by the attending physician. Next of kin has been notified.

Acuna was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on May 31, 2017 for attempted robbery and for an outstanding warrant. He was under medical observation at the jail due to chronic medical issues.

The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation to determine cause and manner of death. As is protocol for an inmate death, the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division is also conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding his death.

 
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Middle Ground Mar 02, 2018 10:20 PM
County Inmate Death

Man does not die in cell, clearly.

Factotum Mar 03, 2018 08:15 AM
County Inmate Death

Clearly, people with medical issues can and will die, along with most of us,, in any number of settings: "Acuna was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on May 31, 2017 for attempted robbery and for an outstanding warrant. He was under medical observation at the jail due to chronic medical issues."

Luvaduck Mar 03, 2018 03:21 PM
County Inmate Death

Even without medical issues. We just had an unexpected death in our family. At work, he just keeled over. Unavoidable fact: Everything dies sooner or later, with or without advance warning.

Middle Ground Mar 03, 2018 07:16 PM
County Inmate Death

Original Headline read something like “Man Dies in Cell...” but from reading the article it’s clear he doesn’t. Ed corrected the title, but didn’t cite anywhere that it was corrected. Therefore the comments may not make any sense.

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