Deceased SLO County Jail inmate identified

March 25, 2015
Sean Alexander

Sean Alexander

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office identified the inmate who died Tuesday while in custody at the county jail as 33-year-old Sean Michael Alexander of Pismo Beach. He is the fifth man to die while incarcerated in the San Luis Obispo County Jail in 14 months.

Alexander’s autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. A final report will be released pending toxicology results which are expected in six to eight weeks.

At about 3 a.m., deputies discovered the unresponsive inmate in his cell and began to perform CPR. He was transported to a Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Alexander had been incarcerated since March 18 following an arrest for a probation violation and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

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That’s a message from the sheriff.

The old booking photo I saw of him looked like he was high on opioids. High as a kite, gaunt, and pale.

And yet still, if this were my child, my brother, my family, I would want to know how it was allowed to happen. He was under video surveillance…..


Pelican Bay State Prison

Isn’t SLO County Jail…!

Did he complain about feeling unwell? Did he request medical help? The guards aren’t doctors or psychiatrists. They have some training but they have to mostly rely on the prisoners to report if they are not well.

What killed him? Did he have a heart attack, a stroke or aneurysm, an embolism? We will have to wait for the autopsy.

No excuse for somebody that young to die while sitting in county jail……period

That’s ridiculous. People who have OD’d die in hospital beds, die in the bushes, die by the creeks. When your body decides you’ve poisoned it to the point that it will shut down, it doesn’t conveniently choose where the happens.

Be glad he was in jail and not behind the wheel of a car.

so you are making an assuption its an OD. Unless you have inside info I will make an assumption myself… you dont have a clue.

That there is no excuse is agreed. That the County Jail is the one being excused is not.

agreed but this guy wasn’t watched from 5pm until he was found dead. seems a little fishy

Inmates who are under the influence of a controlled substance should be WATCHED more closely by the jail Officers, but don’t count on it from the hours of “lights out” and the A.M. counts.

Graveyard Officers have a tendency of sleeping / napping while on duty.

I work the graveyard shift in a maximum security facility. Staff does rounds every

15 minutes. We check to see if we can see the rise and fall of the chest or stomach

or any other movement, or signs of distress, discomfort or breathing difficulties. If there

are any physical symptoms

of medical or psychological problems they are put on 1:1 observation. An incarcerated

person is in the care of the institution, and the

that institution has the responsibility for that persons life. It is sad there

are those who think someone who has an addiction or is incarcerated has a life that is not

worth as much as the rest of us. Where is your compassion and humanity?

We are all created by the same loving GOD in his image.

Pelican Bay State Prison

Isn’t SLO County Jail…!