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Inmate Injured After Jumping From Balcony at Essex County Jail

By rlsmetro on

Essex County officials are investigating an incident that left an inmate injured at the Essex County Jail in Newark on Tuesday evening. 

According to a preliminary statement released by county officials, at approximately 4:30 p.m., EMS units were dispatched to the Doremus Avenue facility after receiving reports of a person who fell inside the jail. 

Upon arrival, officials said a 35-year-old male inmate jumped from the second-floor balcony of the jail onto the first-floor landing where he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

Essex County officials said the man was transported to University Hospital for treatment and was not an immigration detainee. 

The incident remains under investigation.