Sheriff: Inmate died on his way to court

(Left) Sangamon County Sheriff, Jack Campbell (Right) Bobby J. Jimerson, age 62

Springfield, Illinois – Another inmate has died inside the Sangamon County Jail. The inmates dead is the second one to occur within the last two months.

Bobby J. Jimerson, age 62, was taken to the hospital yesterday from the Sangamon County Jail where he was pronounced deceased at 9:38 a.m.

According to the Sangamon County Sheriffs Office, they tell us, “On Sunday, 6/27/21, at approximately 8:54 a.m., Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officers were escorting inmates to court when an inmate (Jimerson) reported that he couldn’t walk and went down to his knees. The officers assisted placing the inmate (Jimerson) in a wheel chair and medical staff was advised. The inmate became unresponsive, correctional officers along with medical staff began life saving measures until the paramedics arrived and took over. The 62-year-old male subject was transported to St. John’s Hospital. The Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 9:40 a.m. that the subject was deceased at SJH. The Illinois State Police will be in charge of the investigation.”

According to Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon, an autopsy is scheduled to be performed this morning on Jimerson.

Jimerson’s death is the second death that has occurred in the Sangamon County jail within the past two months. In April 2021, Jaimeson Cody, was pronounced deceased after after he was tased by Sangamon County Corrections Officers. His death was ruled a homicide by Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon.

Stay tuned for further updates.

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