Inmate found hanging in Jefferson County jail

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GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says a man awaiting a court hearing apparently hanged himself in the county jail.

A sheriff's deputy discovered the victim on Thursday during an inmate check. Deputies tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him.

The sheriff's office says the 24-year-old man was a Department of Corrections prisoner who had arrived at the Jefferson County jail earlier in the day for a hearing. The identity of the inmate is being withheld until next of kin are notified.



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