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Inmate dies less than an hour after arriving at state prison

Inmate dies less than an hour after arriving at state prison

June 12th, 2019 by Associated Press in Missouri News

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Officials say an inmate who had been jailed in St. Louis County for eight days for violating parole in a drug case died less than hour after being taken to a state prison.

Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann says Daniel Stout was taken Tuesday to the prison in Bonne Terre in a St. Louis County vehicle. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that he arrived about 9:35 a.m., and emergency crews responded at 10:09 a.m. But by the time an ambulance arrived, Stout already was dead.

No further details were released about the circumstances leading to his death. County and state officials are investigating. A series of three deaths in the jail earlier this year resulted in criminal investigations, a council inquiry, a lawsuit and a change of leadership.