INDIANAPOLIS - The death of a Johnson County inmate is not the first time someone has died while in a county jail in 2014.
Indiana Department of Correction reports at least six previous in-custody jail deaths so far this year, including one in Allen County, one in Bartholomew County, one in Cass County, one in Hamilton County and two in Grant County.
The Call 6 Investigators uncovered surveillance video showing Kendra Shaw, a Grant County inmate, in the hours and minutes leading up to her death.
Shaw died of an asthma attack.
The Indiana Department of Correction said for county jails, the average is eight to 12 deaths statewide per year.
IDOC tracks jail deaths and, when asked, will review the investigative procedures with the jail.
The agency said most jail deaths are suicides, and many are overdoses and natural causes such as cancer and heart attack.
State: Nonprofit expected to pay by Nov. 7
The Indiana Department of Labor says a Greenwood nonprofit is expected to pay workers owed wages by Nov. 7, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney…
Broad Ripple shelves parking permit program
The Broad Ripple Village Association has shelved plans for a residential parking permit program, Call 6 Investigator Kara Kenney reported.
Mom seeks law change after daughter overdoses
After watching Call 6 Investigator Rafael Sanchez's story about a mom who wrote a heartbreaking letter to her daughter battling addiction,…
Juvenile judge: Indy is 'drowning in heroin'
Central Indiana's heroin problem is hurting children in ways most of us can't even imagine, and you're paying the bill for it, Call 6…
Camp Hunt offers addicts a road to recovery
Alec Johnson and Preston Rogers were hooked on heroin. Both men sought help at Camp Hunt in Bloomington.
Ex trustee sentenced to jail after guilty plea
Former Clay Township Trustee Christa Acton has been sentenced to one year in the Bartholomew County jail and five years of probation and must…