Oklahoma County jail inmate dies after being found unconscious

An inmate at the Oklahoma County Detention Center has died after authorities said they found him unconscious Monday morning in his cell. At around 8 a.m., a detention officer and a nursing assistant were dispensing medication to the inmates when they found the inmate in his cell. Medical staff responded and started CPR, according to a news release. They continued with rescue measures until Oklahoma City Fire Department crews arrived and took over, but prison officials said the attempts had failed. Oklahoma County Detention Center officials identified the inmate as 57-year-old Winfred Lowe. online records show he was awaiting trial on multiple charges of rape and sexual assault. The office will determine the cause of death.

An inmate at the Oklahoma County Detention Center has died after authorities said they found him unconscious Monday morning in his cell.

At around 8 a.m., a detention officer and a nurse’s aide were dispensing medication to the inmates when they found the inmate in his cell. Medical staff responded and started CPR, according to a news release.

They continued with rescue measures until Oklahoma City Fire Department crews arrived and took over, but prison officials said the attempts had failed.

Oklahoma County Detention Center officials identified the inmate as 57-year-old Winfred Lowe. He was jailed on March 30, 2021 and online records show he was awaiting trial on multiple rape and sexual assault charges.

Prison officials said in a press release that Lowe was under ongoing medical care during his stay and spent approximately 100 days in hospital.

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

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