- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old inmate at a Santa Clara County jail died after he was rushed to a hospital earlier this week.

His name was not released.

KNTV reports (https://bit.ly/1SPxdfL ) Wednesday that the man was booked into the jail on Thursday for an outstanding warrant. He was being held without bail. Officials said during the booking process staff was told he man had several pre-existing medical conditions.

Authorities say the inmate was then placed in an infirmary at the jail where he received around-the-clock medical care.

Doctors examined him Monday afternoon and said he needed to be taken to the hospital. He was rushed to Valley Medical Center, where he later died.

The sheriff’s office said late Tuesday it is following protocol in the case, which includes opening an investigation and notifying the district attorney’s office.

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Information from: KNTV-TV.

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