A 43-year-old male inmate at the King County jail who had been seen by Maleng Regional Justice Center staff and Kent EMTs for a medical condition, died early Tuesday morning at Valley Medical Center in Renton.
The man was booked at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle by the state Department of Corrections for a community custody violation on Sept. 21, according to a news release from the county Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention. He was later transferred to the RJC county jail in Kent.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct a review to determine the cause and manner of death.
As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health–Seattle & King County to conduct an investigation. The Kent Police Department will also conduct an independent investigation.