An inmate of the Jasper County Jail is in critical condition at a Des Moines area hospital after staff found the individual unresponsive earlier this morning in a single-occupancy cell, according to a media release from the county sheriff’s office. The identity and gender of the inmate were not released.
Jail officers found the individual at approximately 12:25 a.m. June 8 and provided them with immediate medical care. Paramedics from Newton Fire Department responded to the jail where they treated the inmate, who was then flown to a hospital near Des Moines.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to look into the circumstances that caused the inmate to become unresponsive. The investigation is ongoing and no other information is being released at this time.