Prisoner at Tulsa jail dies at hospital


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Gwendolyn Young
Gwendolyn Young
Updated: 2/11/2013 9:58 am Published: 2/09/2013 1:46 pm


Gwendolyn Young, a prisoner at David L Moss Criminal Justice Center, died February 8th after being transported to a hospital from the jail.

Detention officers noticed Young in distress and called for on-site medical staff to help. An EMSA ambulance then transported the 52-year-old to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead by doctors.

The cause of death is still under investigation and will be determined by the State Medical Examiner's Office.

According to court records, Young was in jail serving a one year sentence for threatening an officer.

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Unwashed Mass - 2/10/2013 6:43 PM
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Moss Jail has a bad track record when it comes to medical issues. This is to be expected when jails and prisons became "for profit" enterprises.

melanie - 2/10/2013 1:03 PM
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Why was this woman imprisoned for one year? Because she had a bad lawyer who would not pursue her case in mental health court, where it should have been heard from the beginning. The fault is with her lawyer!

Delyssa - 2/10/2013 12:29 PM
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I knew her she was my neighbor for two years she was a sweet woman but she did have some mental issues which got her in trouble and landed her in jail. They should have got her help with mental issues not jail! really makes me mad this happened.

Unwashed Mass - 2/9/2013 5:39 PM
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Sounds like she was dead before they took her to the hospital. Get the surveillance video through the Open Records Act.
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