- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Latest on state investigations into the death of a mentally ill man in a Portsmouth, Virginia, jail (all times local):

3:15 p.m.:

The Virginia inspector general’s office says it will release its report on a mentally ill man’s death in a Portsmouth jail when it’s finished.

A spokeswoman for the office said Monday that officials are still working on the report and reviewing findings released last week by state mental health officials.

The inspector general’s office provided the update after four advocacy organizations asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to force the office to immediately release its report on the death of 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell. The prisoner died in August after losing so much weight his heart stopped. He had been arrested for stealing $5 worth of snack food.

Last week’s report by mental health officials detailed clerical errors in Mitchell’s case but didn’t address why more was not done about his rapidly worsening health while in jail.

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2 p.m.:

Four advocacy organizations are asking Virginia’s governor to force the state inspector general to immediately release its report on a mentally ill man’s death in a Portsmouth jail.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1SrllwX) the organizations said in Monday’s letter that they’re concerned about the likelihood of future deaths if problems aren’t remedied.

Twenty-four-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell died in August after losing so much weight his heart stopped. He had been arrested for stealing $5 worth of snack food.

Virginia mental health officials issued a report last week detailing clerical errors in Mitchell’s case. The report did not address why more was not done about his rapidly worsening health while in jail.

Neither Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office nor the inspector general’s office immediately responded to messages from The Associated Press.

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