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Jackson County prisoner’s death is investigated



Jailers in Black River Falls don’t know yet how a 44-year-old prisoner died Thursday while in custody.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital after jail workers attempted to revive him. 

The Jackson County sheriff’s office says there’s no indication of foul play or criminal activity. 

This death comes a short time after La Crosse County declared that the February death of a La Crosse prisoner was due to natural causes.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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