Dead Inmate Discovered In Lafayette
Today at 5:00am morning inspections at the Lafayette Parish Correctional an unresponsive inmate was discovered. Deputies rendered CPR until Acadian Ambulance arrived but the inmate, 41 year old Chris Jefferson was not able to be revived. A preliminary autopsy indicated no sign of foul play. A full autopsy will be performed by the Coroner's office. Jefferson had been charged with manslaughter and was on hold at the correctional center since September of 2013.