Caller reports overdose at Santa Barbara County Jail, inmate saved

November 2, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

Custody deputies rescued an inmate on Tuesday after a member of the public called a Santa Barbara County jail to report the inmate was in crisis.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the caller reported they had just spoken to an inmate over the phone who sounded unwell. Deputies located the inmate in the dayroom area, unresponsive and on the ground.

Within minutes, deputies gave the inmate naloxone and requested emergency medical support.

While emergency medical responders were en route, custody deputies administered two additional doses of naloxone. After the inmate regained consciousness, he was transported to an area hospital for follow-up care and is expected to recover.


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JCILOALL

I don’t know what it was the inmate ingested but it more than likely came in from the outside. More reasons I think that while a person is incarcerated long or short term, the only person he/she should be able to visit with is their attorney.

No more family visits/conjugal visits period. Oh, and no mail out or in as well.


matthwy58

Rescued? really, sounds like a citizen had to wake them up to get them to do their job.