Incarcerated person dies at Allegheny County Jail

By Brittany Hailer

Roger Millspaugh, 74, died in the Allegheny County Jail on Dec. 22 according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.

Millspaugh was found unresponsive during “medication pass” on the jail’s medical housing unit, according to and email from jail administrators to the Jail Oversight Board. CPR was conducted by the jail’s healthcare department, but the man was declared deceased at 4:34 p.m., according to the email. Allegheny County Police are investigating the incident. A cause of death has not been determined, according to the medical examiner.

This is the sixth death in the jail’s custody this year. Three men died in September. 11 men have died in custody since April 2020.

This story has been updated to include the name of the deceased.