Hampton Roads Regional Jail inmate dies at hospital

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – An inmate of the Hampton Roads Regional Jail died in the hospital on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the jail.

Tameka Simpson, 25, was transported to HRRJ on July 18 due to a pre-existing medical condition.

On September 21, Simpson was sentenced by the Chesapeake Circuit Court to serve a two year prison sentence. Simpson was then sentenced on October 6 by the Norfolk Circuit Court to 10 months of incarceration.

On January 16, she was taken to Maryview Hospital to receive treatment. Officials say Simpson died in the course of treatment on January 17.

The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

Google Map for coordinates 36.808416 by -76.363871.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.