Immigration Detainee Dies at Theo Lacy Jail
Well, now we can add an ICE detainee to the list of recent deaths inside the jail system. According to a Feb. 1 article in The Orange County Register, a 55-year-old Honduran named Jose Aguilar-Espinoza suffered a heart attack inside Theo Lacy and was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at UCI Medical Center.
As is routine with all deaths that occur inside the OC Jail, the district attorney's office will investigate the incident and won't comment until that's done. Neither will the Sheriff's Department, for that matter. An autopsy is pending. Besides that, all we know so far is that Espinoza was arrested on Jan. 12 and was awaiting a deportation hearing, along with about 800 other ICE detainees currently housed in OC jails.
He's the fifth detainee to die nationwide since Oct. 1.