Officials say Polk County inmate who attempted to hang self has died from injuries


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DES MOINES, Iowa — Officials say a Polk County inmate found hanging and unconscious in a cell last week has died.

The Des Moines Register reports ( ) that the inmate, whose identity has not been released, died Monday at a hospital.

Officials say the inmate was found hanging in the cell the morning of Aug. 23. Officials say jail staff took lifesaving measures, and the inmate was taken to a hospital.

No further information was immediately available.

Information from: The Des Moines Register,

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