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The Illinois State Police is investigating a death at the Sangamon County Jail in Springfield. According to the ISP, at 11:40 PM on Tuesday evening, Sangamon County Correctional Staff attempted to provide medical attention to an inmate. The 39-year-old resisted Jail Staff and this led to a struggle.  During the struggle, State Police say the inmate became unresponsive. Jail staff provided immediate emergency medical care to include CPR and an external defibrillator. The subject was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. 


An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday and a complete autopsy report is pending toxicology results which may take several weeks.  The investigation is still ongoing.

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