Inmate found hanging, dies in Dane County Jail, sheriff’s office says

September 3, 2018

An inmate was found hanging and dead early Monday morning in the Dane County Jail, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were doing required security checks when they found the 56-year-old male inmate hanging in his cell, the sheriff’s office said, while deputies and medical staff attempted life-saving measures. He had been in the jail since April on a probation hold and was being held in the City-County Building portion of the jail, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office is being assisted by the Middleton Police Department in the investigation. The sheriff’s office said the inmate’s death does not appear suspicious.

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