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Inmate, undergoing opiate detox, dies at New Orleans jail

December 15, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An inmate has died at the New Orleans jail.

A sheriff’s office news release says the 41-year-old man had been jailed Wednesday. The release says he was housed in the jail’s medical unit and was going through detoxification for opiates.

A deputy on duty found him “in distress” Friday morning. Emergency life-saving efforts failed.

The inmate’s name was being withheld while family members were notified.

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