Inmate dies in custody at Linn County Correctional Middle

The inmate’s identity was not disclosed

The Linn County Correctional Center and Linn County Courthouse on May’s Island in Cedar Rapids as seen from the Alliant Energy Tower in Cedar Rapids. (The newspaper)

An inmate at the Linn County Correctional Center reportedly died of suicide.

An unresponsive inmate was found around 4 a.m. on Saturday, according to a press release from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

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Correctional staff performed CPR and the inmate was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5 a.m.

The inmate’s identity was not disclosed until the family notification.

The state doctor is doing an autopsy, an examination is in progress.

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