Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

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By the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

 Custody deputies at the Main Jail successfully revived an inmate who was suspected to be overdosing. On Thursday, November 10, 2022, at approximately 7:15 a.m., a Custody Deputy in the Inmate Receiving Center was conducting a safety check of inmates when he was alerted by inmate that his cellmate was having a medical emergency.

Custody Deputies removed the unconscious inmate from the cell, into the dayroom area and requested an emergency medical response. Custody Deputies, along with Wellpath medical staff, began lifesaving measures including three doses of naloxone nasal spray. The inmate regained consciousness prior to the arrival of the ambulance and was transported to an area hospital for follow-up care.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to highlight this incident as an example of the danger of fentanyl use, the importance of carrying naloxone, and recognizing the signs of overdose which may include:

  • Difficult to wake up
  • Slowed Breathing
  • Confusion
  • Blue or pale lips and fingernails

If you notice these signs, call 911 immediately and give naloxone. For more information about fentanyl overdose, the signs of overdose and how to get naloxone, visit fentanylisforeversb.org.

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Gimli Nov 11, 2022 10:35 AM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

Drugs do get into the jail prison system from the outside, and those in the inside whether be the inmates or by those who work there and have the connections from the outside to sneak the drugs in. There needs to be a serious investigation on how this is happening. Or just give the inmates that are hooked on drugs, give them all they want till they can't wake up from their enjoyable high.

Pebblehill Nov 11, 2022 09:35 AM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

From what I have been told inmates who are prescribed particular opioids will pretend to take them and stockpile them instead. They then will barter them for commissary items they need.

salsa guy Nov 11, 2022 08:21 AM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

This is an ongoing problem at both the north and south county jails. It’s strange with all the intake security, supposedly constant monitoring that inmates are still able to find drugs. So are the inmates smarter than the jailers in that they are able to get drugs while in jail. It’s starting to smell.

winter Nov 10, 2022 08:42 PM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

Thanks for clarifying...I know these are addicts...hide stuff in their body..
Just seems weird so many are overdosing in the last year.
What is the custodial staff doing ?
Wait until someone hits the floor..then get the hero award for the reviving them ?

Basicinfo805 Nov 10, 2022 07:08 PM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

Winter, I’ll answer that - they smuggle drugs inside their bodies and are so desperate they’ll hit that stuff any time of day when they can get it.

NotReallyDave Nov 10, 2022 06:55 PM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

Deputies were successful in allowing the drugs into the jail and then successful in saving a prisoner that used the drug. That is double points on the police blotter.

winter Nov 10, 2022 05:40 PM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

This is crazy...how does someone o.d., at 7 am.
Glad they can save lives, yes.
North jail, south jail, must be inside job...drugs, yes I am assuming.
You are checked, everywhere, for drugs upon booking .
Something is amiss.

doulie Nov 11, 2022 08:55 AM
Overdosing Inmate Resuscitated at Main Jail

WINTER - "Glad they can save lives - [?]" It's a crazy time we live in. We hand out Fentanyl like candy across the states to save criminals. Yet, people in Montana just voted (against) a measure that would ensure medical care for babies delivered alive at any time.

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