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Inmate dies at Mojave jail

An inmate died Monday at the Mojave jail, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said Tuesday that it was transporting a bus of inmates from the courthouse in Ridgecrest to Lerdo jail. The bus stopped at the Mojave jail, at which point deputies found an unresponsive inmate in a single-person safety cell on the bus.

The inmate suffered a "medical condition," the sheriff's office said.

The coroner's office will release the inmates name and cause of death.

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