Crime & Courts

Investigation underway after inmate found dead at a SC detention center

The death of an inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center was reported on Sunday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate, who has not been identified until the coroner notifies their family, was found in unresponsive in a cell during a routine check, according to public information officer Capt. Nick Gallam.

Aiken County EMS was notified while detention officers and onsite medical staff attempted to perform life-saving measures, Gallam said.

There aren’t any suspicious circumstances regarding the inmate’s death, according to Gallam.

As part of procedure, SLED has been called in to conduct an investigation, along with the Aiken County Coroner’s Office.