Inmate Death In FDL County Jail Investigated

An inmate death at the Fond du Lac County Jail Friday is being investigated.

According to a press release issued by Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt, on Friday, June 18, 2021, shortly before 11:00pm, Fond du Lac County Jail correctional staff found an adult male inmate unconscious and not breathing in his cell. 

Staff immediately began life saving measures and a Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue ambulance was dispatched to the jail.  Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and the inmate was pronounced deceased. 

The inmate did suffer from pre-existing medical conditions and was housed in a medical cell, however no determination into the cause of death can be made until the Medical Examiner completes his investigation. 

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is currently working with the Medical Examiner’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and an outside law enforcement agency to ensure an independent and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the inmate death is completed.  The name and age of the inmate has not yet been released.