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Lawsuit Filed Over Death Of Central Kentucky Inmate

Andrew Bardwell (Wikicommons)

A lawsuit has been filed over the death of an inmate at the Jessamine County Detention Center. The Advocate-Messenger reports the administrator of Corey D. McQueary's estate says in the lawsuit that Fiscal Court, the jailer and a deputy did not provide appropriate supervision and a safe environment for the 33-year-old McQueary. An autopsy report showed McQueary died last year of "acute methadone toxicity."

Another inmate, 55-year-old Michael B. Jones, is accused of smuggling methadone into the detention center and providing it to McQueary, who was found unresponsive and taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jailer Jon Sallee says county officials haven't been served with the lawsuit.