Inmate who died in Charleston County jail identified

Joyce Curnell

The inmate who died in the Charleston County jail earlier this week has been identified.

She was Joyce Curnell, 50, of Edisto Island, according to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay.

Curnell was found dead in her cell about 5 p.m. Wednesday, a day after she had been arrested on a shoplifting charge, sheriff’s Maj. Eric Watson said. Before she was brought to the jail, she was seen at an area hospital for an apparent medical issue, Watson said.

The Sheriff’s Office asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate.

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