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Dead Menard Prison Inmate Identified

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A prison inmate found dead in his cell under what an official has called "suspicious" circumstances at the Menard Correctional Center has been identified.        

Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says the inmate was 25-year old Jason Hall. Hall was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the prison in Chester.   Dudenbostel conducted an autopsy Friday and called Hall's death suspicious but would release no other information because of an ongoing investigation.      

Hall was serving a 13-year sentence for vehicular hijacking with a weapon in 2009 in Cook County. State records show he was scheduled to be paroled in November 2015.      

The Illinois Department of Corrections released a statement saying only an investigation is under way. A spokeswoman had no other information Friday night.

 

 

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