OSWEGO — An ailing inmate at the Oswego County jail waited four crucial hours before medical staff got him to a hospital, contributing to his death days later, a state watchdog found.

Ronald D. Hallenbeck, 55, was serving a 10-month sentence at the jail for a probation violation beginning on Jan. 21, 2020. He died on Feb. 29, 2020, at a Syracuse hospital while still in the custody of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.


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