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UPDATE: Woman who died while in custody at Silverdale died of pneumonia after heroin withdrawal

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Madison Deal in a family-shared photograph. Madison Deal in a family-shared photograph.
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UPDATE: A woman who died while in custody at Silverdale died of pneumonia after heroin withdrawal, according to the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's autopsy report.

Twenty-six year old Madison Deal aspirated from vomit she inhaled into her lungs.

The report also said that Deal suffered from heroin abuse.


PREVIOUS STORY: The attorneys for a Silverdale inmate who died said the CCA facility was "grossly negligent in providing adequate, timely medical care in waiting three days to provide care and send her to the hospital."     

Twenty-six-year-old Madison Deal's family is being represented by Bryan Hoss and Tom O'Neal.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said Deal died from "a medical event and not a result of physical trauma."

A preliminary examination determined the cause of death, but a final autopsy report is pending micro biology and toxicology reports.

Deal's attorneys said the young woman turned herself in to the Hamilton County Jail for a misdemeanor citation on August 10th.

Court records show that misdemeanor citation was for a violation of probation for theft.

On August 12th, her attorneys said Deal was attacked by other inmates in her cell.

"Silverdale had actual knowledge of this attack because it was on video and because Silverdale segregated the attackers," according to a statement released by Deal's attorneys.

CCA's Director for Public Affairs, Jonathan Burns, issued the following statement in response:

"A brief and minor altercation occurred at SCF on August 12. No inmates required medical attention and no inmates were transported to the hospital as a result of this altercation. CCA has been and will continue to work closely with our government partner and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office as this investigation progresses."

Deal's attorneys said the inmate spoke with her mother and said she told nurses at Silverdale that she was "vomiting, had tightness in her chest, and severe head pain."

Both her mother and grandmother called Silverdale pleading for proper medical care, but claim they were hung up on, according to a statement.

Their attorneys said Deal collapsed and was taken to the hospital a day before she was supposed to be released from jail.

She died two days later on August 18th.

They're now calling for an outside agency to investigate Deal's death.

Funeral arrangements for Deal have been finalized.

The family will receive friends at Heritage Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church.

Stay with Channel 3 on this developing story.


PREVIOUS STORY: An inmate at Silverdale died from "a medical event and not a result of physical trauma" according to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Madison Bailee Deal, age 26, died at the CCA facility.

The preliminary examination determined the cause of death, but a final autopsy report is pending micro biology and toxicology reports.
 
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation is ongoing.

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