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Prisoner Dies At Nashua Street Jail In Boston

Boston police and the Suffolk County district attorney are investigating the death of man incarcerated at the Nashua Street Jail Thursday.

It's the fourth death of someone in the custody of the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department since July.

The sheriff's office said Friday that 47-year-old Carl Robouin was found unresponsive in his cell and emergency medical services were not able to revive him.

Robouin was placed in custody the day before his death after a bail revocation hearing on charges related to breaking and entering charges incurred in 2020, the sheriff's office said. Authorities said they do not suspect foul play.

Last month, 35-year-old Ayesha Johnson died after she was found unresponsive in a holding cell. Johnson had been civilly committed to the jail and was waiting to go to a treatment program. On the same day, 42-year-old Edward Isberg was found unresponsive in a medical unit and also died.

In July, 31-year-old Rashonn Wilson was taken from the jail to the hospital where he later died. Wilson had been incarcerated for four months. The sheriff did not specify the nature of Wilson's illness.

A spokesperson for the Suffolk County district attorney said the investigations into the three deaths this summer are ongoing.

This article was originally published on September 17, 2021.

Deborah Becker Twitter Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.

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