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Inmate at the Linn County Correctional Center dies

Inmate at the Linn County Correctional Center dies
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 8:04 AM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - An inmate in custody at the Linn County jail has died, according to officials.

At 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th a Deputy at the Linn County Correctional Center found Charles Nathan Beasley, 34, of Chicago, unconscious and unresponsive in his cell. A medical emergency was declared at the Correctional Center using radios and additional jail staff responded to the cellblock.

Staff began CPR on Beasley who wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. They also connected him to an AED. When additional medical support was requested, paramedics from Area Ambulance Service provided assistance. Later, he was pronounced deceased.

Beasley had been in custody since April 29th, 2022 as a hold for the United States Marshal Service. He was last checked on by jail staff at 7:28 p.m. During the medical emergency, the Deputy walked into Beasley’s cell while performing a cell check.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office haven’t found an apparent cause for the inmate’s medical emergency after reviewing the Correctional Center video. The County Medical Examiner has ordered an autopsy to help determine the inmate’s cause of death. The incident is currently under investigation and has been reported to the State Jail Inspector.

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