Citrus County Detention Facility

The Citrus County Detention Facility is located in Lecanto.


A Citrus County Detention Facility inmate died by taking their own life.

According to CoreCivic the Lecanto jail’s private manager, facility staff were notified at around 7:56 a.m. Oct. 17, of an inmate needing assistance.

Staff arrived to find the individual unresponsive from “an apparent suicide,” CoreCivic spokesman Ryan Gustin said Friday, Oct. 22.

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Gustin said the facility’s medical staff, along with Citrus County Fire Rescue EMS, responded to treat the injured person, who was later pronounced dead at around 8:19 a.m. before being transported from the jail.

CoreCivic notified county officials and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

“An investigation is underway,” Gustin said, “and facility staff and administrators are cooperating fully.”