Inmate dies at Spartanburg Co. Detention Center, SLED investigating

The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office announced that they were investigating Wednesday night
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 11:26 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 11:41 AM EDT
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office announced that they are investigating after an inmate died at the Spartanburg County Detention Center on Wednesday.

Officials said when they arrived at the scene they began investigating with agents from the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

The Coroner’s Office identified the inmate as 41-year-old Jimmy Hill from Police Club Road in Spartanburg. After an autopsy, the coroner said he found no signs of external force or injury causing Hill’s death.

A toxicology analysis is being conducted before a final determination is made about his cause and manner of death.

This comes after advocates called for an investigation into a string of inmate deaths at the Detention Center two weeks prior.

According to a group called the Racial Justice Network, this death marks the seventh inmate death since August of 2022.

Stay tuned for further updates.