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    Inmate Death | Ventura County Jail

    Nature of Incident: Inmate Death

    Report Number: 21-143839

    Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility (PTDF); 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura CA

    Date & Time: 10/28/21 @ 05:27 AM

    Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, PTDF Classification Unit, PTDF Legal Unit

    Decedent                                 City of Residence                Age 

    (D) Barra, Jeffrey Michael         Ventura                                  41


    On 10/28/21, at approximately 05:27 AM, deputies at the Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility (PTDF) were notified by an inmate that their cellmate was un-responsive. Deputies responded to the cell and immediately summoned medical staff and Emergency Medical Services. Ventura City Fire and American Medical Response personnel arrived and declared Barra deceased.

    Barra had no signs of trauma or injuries. The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, pending autopsy results from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. As a matter of policy, the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau investigates all inmate deaths.

    Prepared by: Sergeant Steve Michalec

    News Release Date: 10/29/21

    Media Follow-Up Contact: Captain Eric Buschow 

    (805) 947-8129 [email protected]

    Approved by: Captain Alan Hartkop

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