Inmate Found Unresponsive in Johnson County Jail


An inmate at the Johnson County Detention Center – Central Booking Facility has died after being found unconscious in her cell.

Wanda Kendrick

Wanda D. Kendrick, 59, was found unresponsive in her cell at 9:05 a.m. on March 2 while detention staff was conducting a welfare check.  Life-saving efforts were initiated by Johnson County Detention Center Staff and in-house medical staff.  The Olathe Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act responded to assist.  Resuscitation efforts were continued, and Kendrick was transported to a nearby hospital.  She passed away at approximately 1:40 p.m.

Kendrick was housed alone and had been incarcerated since February 23, 2018.

There is an on-going investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.