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15 January 2018

KEARNY: Dominick Ramunni Died At Hudson County Jail In Kearny After Inmate Collapsed From Medical Emergency


KEARNY: Dominick J Ramunni Died At Hudson County Jail In Kearny After Inmate Collapsed From Medical Emergency

Dominick Ramunni Pronounced Dead At Hudson County Correctional Facility When Inmate Collapsed From Medical Emergency

KEARNY, NEW JERSEY (January 15, 2018) – A 41-year-old inmate died in a Hudson County jail after he collapsed due to some type of medical emergency.

Officials at the Hudson County Correctional Facility have been able to identify the man that died as Dominick J Ramunni.

Jail officials attempted to perform CPR on Dominick Ramunni, but he was later pronounced dead after collapsing.

This is the third death at the prison since June. Jail officials have come under scrutiny for the medical care that they have provided for the inmates.

In August county officials convened a medical review panel to investigate the two prior deaths at the prison.

An investigation into the death of Dominick Ramunni remains ongoing at this time.


County officials have a responsibility to provide inmates with a reasonably safe environment. This includes providing inmates with adequate medical care especially if they have health conditions. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and inmates often die due to the neglect of prison staff. When a county jail fails to provide a reasonable level of care and safety for their inmates, the county may be liable in the event of an inmates injury or death. The inmates family may be able to file a claim for damages.

Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic death of Dominick Ramunni. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they mourn such an incredible loss. Every human life is precious and should be treated as such. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for sake of all that have been affected. There have been multiple deaths at this county jail and steps need to be taken to correct this trend.

If you or someone that you love has died due to the neglect of jail staff at a county prison, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need help (646) 846-4496.