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TBI investigating inmate death at the Campbell County Jail

An inmate at the Campbell County Jail has reportedly died, prompting an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
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Published: Mar. 17, 2022 at 3:02 PM EDT
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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - An inmate at the Campbell County Jail has reportedly died, prompting an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

On Tuesday, March 15, an inmate, 37-year-old Justin Watts, was found unresponsive in his cell. According to investigators, jail staff attempted to resuscitate him until paramedics arrived. The inmate was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, TBI special agents said.

Watts’ body has been sent for an autopsy. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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