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Inmate Transferred from Campbell Jail to Kenton Jail Dies Next Day

The death of a Kenton County Detention Center inmate early Saturday morning is currently under investigation.

The River City News learned early Saturday that a 25-year old female inmate who had just been transferred to the South Covington facility from the Campbell County Detention Center the day before, was taken to the hospital before 5 a.m. Saturday where she was pronounced dead.

The woman has been identified as Jamie Lynne Green, 25.

According to jail records, Green was booked in Kenton Co. just before 2 p.m. Friday.

The investigation is being handled by Kenton County Police. Chief Spike Jones said Saturday that the department is investigating a "suspicious" death but that that does not necessarily mean the death was the result of an assault. "Most likely we will find it is the result of an overdose, so we're looking at it from that standpoint," Jones told The River City News.

Green was moved to Kenton Co. because she faces charges in the county. She had several previous stays at the jail.

Jones said that jail officials and other inmates are fully cooperating with the investigation.

"Kenton County Jail has been very helpful to our investigators," Jones said. "I think thanks to the staff at the jail, we'll be able to wrap this up very quickly."

Investigators are looking at whether a possible overdose was the result of drugs ingested at the Kenton jail or prior to her arrival. "We're piecing the facts together," Jones said. "You never rule out those possibilities. That's why we're working so closely with Kenton County Jail staff to ascertain those facts."

Kenton County Jailer Terry Carl and top officials at the jail have been on site Saturday working on the death investigation.

"We're in a situation right now where we're reviewing videos and phone records or anything we can come up with," Jones said. "There where and when, if she was in fact overdosing, if that turns out to be the case, we want to make sure we have a more accurate timeline."

This story will be updated when more information is learned.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo: Kenton Co. Detention Center (RCN file)