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Sheriff: Inmate at Crow Wing County Jail dies hours after being booked for DWI

Morning headlines from Feb. 23, 2024
Morning headlines from Feb. 23, 2024 03:05

BRAINERD, Minn. — An investigation is underway after an inmate died at Crow Wing County Jail.

According to the county sheriff's office, staff at the jail in Brainerd discovered the unresponsive male inmate inside a jail cell at around 9 p.m. Thursday. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful.

The inmate had been booked earlier in the evening for DWI, officials said.

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The state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and Department of Corrections are investigating the death.

There have been two other inmate deaths reported in Minnesota this February. On Feb. 3, a 29-year-old woman died at Waseca Federal Prison. On Feb. 14, a male inmate died at Northwest Regional Center in Crookston.

In all three instances, officials say the inmates were found unresponsive.  

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