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Detainee Dies After Medical Emergency at Chatham County Detention Center


The Gist: Julian Harris, a detainee at the Chatham County Detention Center in Savannah, died following a medical emergency.

The Details: On February 21, at about 1:13 p.m., Julian Harris experienced a medical emergency in the detention center’s day room. Immediate attempts at lifesaving measures were made by the officer on duty and fellow inmates, followed by medical staff and Emergency Medical Services.

Despite their efforts, Harris was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital at 3:18 p.m. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now looking into the incident, and Harris’s family has been informed.

Why It Matters: This incident raises concerns about the health and safety conditions within detention facilities, spotlighting the importance of emergency medical response capabilities in such settings.

What’s Next?: The GBI’s investigation will aim to clarify the circumstances leading to Harris’s death and determine if there were any lapses in care or protocol.

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