Woman Dies In Hudson County Jail While Serving 6 Month DWI Sentence

KEARNY – According to officials, 48-year-old Jennifer Towle died at the Hudson County Jail at about 2 a.m. on Friday while serving a 180-day DWI sentence.

Details of her death were announced by the Hudson County spokesman, Jim Kennelly, who said that Towle died at the jail’s infirmary. He further said that Towle was serving a six-month sentence for a DWI charge out of Weehawken Municipal Court.

According to sources, Towle was near the end of her sentence at the time of her death. Later on, an autopsy released that she had a head injury and pieces of plastic in her stomach.

The county jail has already been facing scrutiny for the quality of medical services it provides to its inmates and Towle’s death adds to it. Just last month, an immigrant detainee also died at the county jail as a result of “gastrointestinal bleeding.”

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