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Inmate dies at Dane County Jail

On Friday, August 18 at approximately 10:00 AM, a Dane County Sheriff’s deputy and other inmates heard a 33-year-old man having medical issues in the jail shower.

Earlier in the morning, around 5:00 AM, the man was arrested, brought to jail and was being housed in the male receiving area.

After the inmate was transported to the hospital he became unresponsive and subsequently died.

Jail mental health staff will provide counseling to inmates as needed.

This incident remains under investigation with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

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