Inmate dies after being found unresponsive in Allegheny County Jail cell

PITTSBURGH — An inmate died after he was found unresponsive in his cell in the Allegheny County Jail on Thursday.

According to Warden Orlando Harper, a medical emergency was called, and the man was helped immediately by a correctional officer and medical staff.

The medical staff continued life-saving efforts until paramedics arrived and took over.

Harper said the man was pronounced dead at 10:43 a.m.

An internal review will happen, and the incident will also be investigated by the county police. Harder said these procedures are done with all incidents at the jail.