HPD investigates death of Halawa inmate who was found unresponsive in cell

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Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 5:47 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 5:48 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Officials said an inmate at Halawa Correction Facility has died after staff found him unresponsive in his cell.

The state Department of Public Safety said a medical call came in at around 4:45 p.m. Thursday after the 38-year-old was found unconscious.

Officials said staff administered aid until Emergency Medical Services arrived.

Paramedics performed CPR on the man and said they were able to get a pulse. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where the inmate later died.

Officials said following normal procedure, Honolulu police opened an internal investigation into his death.

This story may be updated.

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