Inmate dies in Fairfax jail

Another inmate has died while in custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office. This time it was Paul Guida, 68, who had been held since Oct. 1 at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center (ADC) on the charge of violating a protective order three times within 20 years.

On Saturday, shortly before 11 p.m., Guida was found unconscious and unresponsive in the center’s infirmary, where he had been held since he was booked.

The infirmary staff announced a medical emergency and called for Rescue and Police. Deputies and jailers administered life-saving procedures and Fire Rescue arrived a short time later. Guida was transferred to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m.

The Fairfax County Police Department is investigating and the Sheriff’s Office is fully cooperating, according to a news release.

Second death

It is the second inmate death in the Fairfax jail this year. In February, Natasha McKenna, 37, died after deputies Tasered her numerous times while trying to transfer her for mental health treatment. The Fairfax County prosecutor determined that no criminal charges would be filed against the deputies involved.


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