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Inmate found unconscious dies

Posted: May 3, 2012 at 3:01 p.m.

— A female inmate in the Benton County jail was found unconscious in her cell and later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Jail Capt. Chis Sparks said a jail deputy found Faith Denise Whitcomb, 52, on her cell floor.

Whitcomb was arrested on drug charges in July 2011. A mental evaluation in November found her unfit to proceed, so she was committed to the Arkansas State Hospital in Little Rock, according to court documents. Whitcomb was being held in the county jail awaiting transport to the State Hospital, Sparks said.

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Waiting since last July, ten months ago for medical/mental help? Is something left out here?

Posted by: Oldearkie

May 3, 2012 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Waiting for a bed to become available at ASH. Probably receiving some type of assistance while in jail, but no guarantee of that even.

Posted by: Dellmann

May 3, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

sounds like she is in a better place now so everyone bless her soul. she will get all the assistance that she needs on the other side.

Posted by: oldrustynut

May 3, 2012 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )