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Inmate dies after being found unresponsive in Florence County cell

Jessica Joy Kennedy. Source: Florence County Detention Center Jessica Joy Kennedy. Source: Florence County Detention Center

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A 30-year-old female inmate was found unresponsive at the Florence County Detention Center last Friday and then died at the Florence hospital, according to officials.

Jessica Joy Kennedy was on medical watch at the detention center, according to Major Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. There is no indication that foul play was involved, Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken said.

The investigation has been turned over to the State Law Enforcement Division.

Kennedy was booked into the detention center last Wednesday on burglary and trespassing charges, according to jail records.

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