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Inmate dies in Redwood City jail

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An inmate’s death at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City on Tuesday is under investigation.

During a security check on a housing pod just before 4 p.m., deputies discovered the inmate unresponsive, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Medical and fire department staff responded to attempt life-saving measures, but the inmate was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation indicates the inmate died of natural causes.

The inmate’s identity was being withheld until next of kin was notified of their death.

Photo credit: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office