County Jail inmate collapses and dies while being released
Sun-Times Media September 27, 2013 12:20PM
Roosevelt Gray / photo from Cook County Sheriff's website
A Cook County Jail inmate collapsed and died Thursday morning while he was being released from the jail after serving a two-day sentence, authorities said.
Roosevelt Gray, 26, of Calumet City was booked into the jail on Tuesday after being convicted of driving on a suspended license, Cook County Sheriff’s spokesman Ben Breit said.
Gray was being discharged Thursday when he collapsed in the jail’s receiving room at 10:54 a.m., Breit said.
He was alert as he was taken from the receiving room to Cermak Hospital, the hospital on the jail compound at 3015 S. California Ave., Breit said.
But he became unresponsive at the hospital and was transferred to Saint Anthony Hospital, where he died at 11:40 a.m., according to Breit and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday for Gray, who lived in the 300 block of East 153rd Street in Calumet City.
Sheriff’s police are investigating.