Dead Menard Prison Inmate 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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