Inmate with ‘pre-existing' medical issues dies in Santa Clara County Sheriff's custody

- Investigators are looking into another inmate death at the Santa Clara County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office says a 36-year-old man, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant, had several pre-existing medical conditions and suffered a medical emergency while in the jail's infirmary.

The inmate was rushed to Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

There have been at least eight inmates who have died in custody at the jail since last year.

Releasing information about those deaths is one of the reforms put in place after the death of Michael Tyree.

He was a mentally-ill inmate who was beaten to death last year.

Three correctional officers now face criminal charges in connection to Tyree's death.

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