An inmate in the Danville City Jail has died according to Danville Sheriff Mike Mondul. 

Friday morning at approximately 3:13 a.m., a deputy doing security rounds heard a banging sound coming from one of the dormitory housing units in the jail.

One of the inmates inside told the deputy that another inmate was having a medical issue. The deputy called for medical staff and other deputies for assistance.

Once inside the dorm, deputies and medical staff found inmate Jerrod Irv-Low Washington, 37 of Danville, unresponsive. CPR was started by one of the deputies and the medical staff, who is an EMT. Emergency rescue personnel was contacted.

The CPR efforts revived the inmate, however he became unresponsive again. CPR was started again and was transferred to rescue personnel which arrived at approximately 3:25 a.m. 

Washington was transported to the hospital. Despite the efforts of the deputies, medical staff, and hospital staff, Washington was pronounced dead in the SOVAH critical care unit at 8:30AM. His family was notified. 

The Danville Police Department and the Virginia Department of Corrections were notified of the incident. 

Washington had been incarcerated at the Danville City Jail since July 11, 2018, and had been recently sentenced to 6 years, 7 months, and 20 days for narcotics and forgery charges. Washington was being treated for notable, pre-existing health issues while he was an inmate. 

His body will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. 

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