From the Burnett County Sheriff's Office:
"On June 24, 2022 at 1:41 p.m., Inmate Joshua J. Staples, 41 years of age, became
unresponsive while sitting at a table in one of the dormitory cellblocks. Mr.
Staples was lowered to the floor by a fellow inmate. The on-duty dispatcher
was monitoring the cameras in the jail and saw this occur. The dispatcher
notified the Corrections Deputies who were on duty.
Corrections Deputies entered that cellblock at 1:41 p.m. After assessing Mr.
Staples, CPR was started by the deputies at 1:42 p.m. Lifesaving measures were
performed by members of the Sheriff’s Office until North Ambulance arrived at
Continued lifesaving measures were performed by North Ambulance. Mr.
Staples was pronounced deceased at 2:20 p.m.
This case in under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office."