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May 18, 2004

Americus-- An investigation into an inmate's death at the Sumter County Jail is over.

40-year-old Patricia Ann Jordan was arrested a few weeks ago on shoplifting charges.

While in jail, Jordan began to suffer severe breathing problems and was transported to the hospital, where she died.

An autopsy by the State Crime Lab shows Jordan had diseased lungs. Sheriff Bob Ingle says, "In their opinion it didn't matter where she was--in jail, home, church, whatever--it was her time to go. There was nothing criminal, no problem with the situation as it stood in our facility."

Sheriff Ingle says an internal investigation proved the medical staff did everything possible to save the inmate and acted according to procedure.

Posted at 5:38 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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