Large avatar lester irby

Lester Irby , 70
Washington, District of Columbia
July 14, 2016

Agencies: Central Detention Facility (CDF/DC Jail) Washington DC

Last updated: 4 months ago

Overview Help icon

An inmate at the D.C. jail has died, as officials work to cool the facility during a heat wave.

NBC4-TV reports  that corrections officials say 70-year-old Lester Irby collapsed in the D.C. Central Detention Facility on Thursday.

The station reports that paramedics who responded say he appeared to be suffering a stroke.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sylvia Lane says Irby appears to have died of natural causes. She wrote in an email that the department has no reason to believe that there is a correlation between elevated temperatures and the inmate’s death.

But Deborah Golden, an attorney who monitors jail conditions, says Irby’s death is a reminder of poor conditions inside.

The jail houses more than 1,200 people.

Default user icon

Sherman Evans

Default user icon

Bobby Gross

Default user icon

Charquissa Johnson

Default user icon

James Covington Jr

Default user icon

Mark Anthony Blocker

Default user icon

Asshams Pharoah Manley

Default user icon

Aaron Brown

Default user icon

John Carlos Natera-Perez

Default user icon

Bernard Lofton

Default user icon

Shawn Dewayne Dean

Default user icon

Dondi Johnson Sr

Default user icon

Cheryl Lynn Noel