Inmate Found Dead at Federal Detention Center in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An inmate being held at the federal detention center in Odessa was found dead on Monday.

The inmate, whose name is not being released, was transferred to Odessa from Lea County for treatment at Medical Center Hospital for a congestive heart disease.

He was then sent to the federal jail, which is above the Ector County Courthouse.

The inmate was about to be sent to prison before he died.