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Butte County Jail inmate found unresponsive in cell by deputies

A Butte County Jail inmate was found unresponsive in his cell on Monday by correctional deputies conducting routine safety checks.

Posted: Jul 6, 2021 3:17 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Butte County Sheriff’s Office correctional deputies were conducting routine safety checks on inmates at the Butte County Jail when they discovered inmate Madison Sall, 45, of Chico unconscious on his bed at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Butte County Sheriff's Office said.

Upon closer examination, deputies discovered that Sall was not breathing and appeared to be having a medical issue.

Correctional deputies, medical staff, and paramedics began providing Sall with emergency treatment.

The life-saving measures and medical staff were unable to revive Sall.

An investigation was conducted by the Butte County District Attorney’s Office Investigators and Butte County Sheriff’s Office Detectives.

Personnel interviewed correctional deputies, medical staff, and inmates housed in the cells adjacent to Sall.

There is currently no evidence to suggest that Sall committed suicide or was involved in any type of criminal activity prior to being found unresponsive in his cell, deputies said.

Sall was housed alone in his cell and other inmates did not have access to his cell, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators did not observe any signs of trauma or injury to Sall’s person.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

Sall had been housed at Butte County Jail for several months and was undergoing extensive medical treatment.

Sall was housed in the medical unit of the Butte County Jail at the time of his death because of health-related conditions.

The incident is still under active investigation by the Butte County District Attorney’s Office Investigators and Sheriff’s Office Detectives.

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