Dauphin County Prison Inmate Pronounced Dead after Being Found Unresponsive

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An inmate at Dauphin County Prison died Monday after staff found him unresponsive in his cell.

Jamal K. Crummel was pronounced dead at the prison at 10:12 a.m. by a Dauphin County deputy coroner.

Prison and medical staff attempted life-saving measures – including CPR and AED – but Crummel did not survive.

A corrections officer on a routine check found Crummel unresponsive in the bed in his cell at 9:26 a.m. and went into the cell to tend to Crummel. Medical staff were summoned to the cell. LifeTeam EMS also responded to the prison.

Crummel did not have a cellmate.

Crummel was at Dauphin County Prison on several felony aggravated assault charges. He was incarcerated on Sept. 15. Bail was set at $150,000 cash.

All charges were held over at a preliminary hearing on Oct. 13.

As an inmate, Crummel spent about a month at an area hospital before he returned to the prison on Jan. 24.

On Monday morning, medical staff checked on Crummel at 7:43 a.m. and spent about two minutes with him.

At 9:03 a.m., a nurse spoke to Crummel about his medication; Crummel refused to take the medication.

The Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the circumstances around Crummel’s death.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; bhambright@dauphinc.org.