Inmate's death is under investigation

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - An investigation is underway into the death of a Floyd County inmate.

The Floyd County Times reports Joey L. Griffith was found unresponsive in his cell.

He was being held in jail on a probation violation.

In May of last year he was accused of giving an officer a false name and had various traffic offenses.

Jailer Roger Webb told the newspaper that Griffith was hospitalized days before his death.

His body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.

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