At approximately 7:43 Tuesday morning, a Deputy Sheriff at the Martinez Detention Facility found an inmate who had hung himself in the shower.
The inmate was unresponsive. Deputies called for medical staff at the facility and began CPR.
An ambulance and the fire department also responded to MDF. The inmate was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
The inmate’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The in-custody death protocol was initiated. Investigators from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the District Attorney’s Office are conducting an investigation into the death.