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Inmate dies at Twin Towers jail

August 19, 2011 |  8:53 am

Men's Central Jail
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 53-year-old inmate at the Twin Towers jail downtown, a spokesman said Friday.

The unidentified inmate suffered a heart attack while in custody early Friday morning and was pronounced dead at USC Hospital, Sgt. Diane Hecht said.

An investigation by homicide detectives is standard procedure in all inmate deaths, the spokesman said. No further details were available.


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Photo: Men's Central Jail, also known as Twin Towers. Credit: Los Angeles Times