Indiana State Police investigating death of inmate at St. Joseph County Jail

Indiana State Police investigating death of inmate at St. Joseph County Jail

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police is investigating the death of an inmate early Monday morning at the St. Joseph County Jail.

At 4:03 a.m., a female inmate was found unresponsive and not breathing in a cell in the medical unit of the jail.

That inmate has been identified as 63-year-old Rebecca Powell.

Jail and medical staff, along with paramedics from the South Bend Fire Department, performed life-saving efforts on the inmate, who was in her 60s, but she was pronounced dead.

Per jail protocol, ISP is investigating the incident.

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