A Washington state sheriff has apologized for a county jail inmate’s death from dehydration and malnutrition in April, saying it resulted from a systematic breakdown of jail operations.

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown released a report Thursday in the case of Keaton Farris, 25, of Lopez Island, who was found dead April 8 in his cell.

“I am truly sorry for this tragic death,” Brown wrote in the report. “Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our inmates and staff and this report describes a systematic breakdown of policies, procedures and communication that led to this tragedy.”

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