In-custody death of inmate from Intake Release Center


SANTA ANA, Ca. (November 15, 2021) – On November 14, 2021, a male inmate in his 40s housed at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana died after being found unresponsive in his cell. 

Deputies and corrections medical staff provided medical attention. The inmate, housed in a single-person cell, was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the jail. Preliminarily, the cause of death does not appear to be suspicious. An independent autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The inmate was booked into jail on November 8, 2021.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the in-custody death. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will conduct an in-custody death review. No additional information will be released at this time.