2 Inmates Found Dead in Local Prisons

Sheriff says one inmate died of natural causes, other's cause of death still unknown

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    A man was pronounced dead in his prison cell Monday after prison officials found him in an unresponsive state.

    Medics attempted to revive the prisoner, who was incarcerated at the George Bailey Detention Center in Otay Mesa, however they were unable to intervene. He was pronounced dead shortly after according to the county medical examiner.

    The sheriff's department's Homicide Unit determined that the man died of natural causes.

    The county detention facility is the largest in San Diego with 1595 inmates according to the Sheriff’s department.

    Another inmate in the Richard J. Donovan State Correctional Facility was also found dead in the prison on Monday, according to the Sheriff’s Homicide unit.

    Prison guards were conducting an inmate movement when they found the man lying unconscious. They later pronounced him dead of unknown causes, according to the Sheriff's department.

    The homicide unit is also investigating this death.

    Both inmates’ names were not given pending notification of kin.