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Prisoner Found Unresponsive; Later Declared Dead in San Diego Central Jail

Prisoner Found Unresponsive; Later Declared Dead in San Diego Central Jail

On Friday, a 33-year-old prisoner who had been detained for disobeying a court order was discovered dead in the San Diego Central Jail.

Around 8:55 a.m., members of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department conducted a safety check at the jail and discovered Eric Alexander Wolf unresponsive and showing symptoms of medical distress, according to Lt. Joseph Jarjura of the department.

The medical personnel at the jail, paramedics, and deputies tried to save Wolf’s life, but they were unsuccessful. A Mercy Hospital doctor declared Wolf dead at 9:25 a.m., according to Jarjura.

Wolf disobeyed a court order, which led to his arrest by the San Diego Police Department on July 26. According to Jarjura, the initial recorded charge was for robbery. On December 11, Wolf received a sentence of two years in prison.

At the time of his arrest, Wolf did not have a fixed address, according to the authorities.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office added, “We extend our sympathies to the Wolf family and those affected by this death.”

According to Jarjura, the family will receive assistance from a sheriff’s family liaison officer while they cope with the loss of a loved one.

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