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Dane County authorities find inmate dead

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Dane County authorities are investigating how a 33-year-old inmate died after being found dead in the county jail hanging in a cleaning closet.

Authorities say they believe the inmate attached a ligature to an overhead mechanical pipe in the closet and was found late Friday afternoon. The inmate had been housed on the fourth floor of the Public Safety Building in a unit that has direct supervision.

Authorities aren't releasing the inmate's name pending notification of family members, but he had been in the jail since March 2010.

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