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Criminal investigation underway after death at Richmond City Jail

Rashad Dandridge (Source: Richmond Sheriff's Office) Rashad Dandridge (Source: Richmond Sheriff's Office)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The Richmond Sheriff's Office confirms a criminal investigation is underway after an inmate was found dead at the Richmond City Justice Center.

Rashad Antonio Dandridge was found unresponsive shortly after 2:30 a.m. The medical department was unable to revive him. 

The Office of the Medical Examiner is performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Sheriff C.T. Woody says this is now a joint investigation with the Richmond Police Department. He also has a message for the family:

"My regards and prayers for him that passed," said Woody. "Keep their heads up. These things happen here and in other facilities. The main thing is we can't change what has happened, but we can if there are those responsible for what happened we will carry it as far as it will go and send it to the common wealth attorney's office for prosecution."

Dandridge was serving an active six-month sentence for a felony probation violation.

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