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Twin Towers jail inmate dies while receiving medical treatment

April 17, 2012 |  9:48 pm

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An inmate at the Twin Towers jail died in Burbank while receiving medical treatment, authorities said Tuesday night.

The inmate was pronounced dead at the scene in the 1200 block of North San Fernando Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

Rescuers from the Burbank Fire Department responded to the medical facility about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday after the inmate was reported unconscious, the department said in a statement.

The inmate had been escorted by Sheriff's Department personnel to seek "necessary medical treatment," the agency said. Authorities did not provide details about the inmate's medical condition.

The incident was being investigated by homicide detectives. A cause of death will be determined by the coroner's office, authorities said.

No additional details were immediately available.

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Photo: The Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Credit: Phil McCarten / Reuters

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