Travis County inmate dies while picking up trash

Travis County Correctional Complex. (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A Travis County inmate who was collecting trash in front of the Travis County Correctional Complex on Wednesday morning collapsed and died. According to the Travis County Sheriff’s Office,  a passerby saw 50-year-old Corey Carlson collapse.

The passerby notified the officers in the parking area as well as Corrections Officers in the Visitation Center’s lobby. Jail medical staff and Austin-Travis County EMS transported the inmate to the hospital, but he died a short time later.

Carlson was assigned to the Sheriff’s Weekend Alternative Program (SWAP) to serve a sentence from a DWI arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office says while they don’t expect foul play in Carlson’s death, they will wait on the autopsy report to determine cause of death. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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