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Louisville Metro Corrections inmate found hanging in his cell

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections has committed suicide, according to a news release.

Jonathan D. Wright was booked into the jail on Thursday on a warrant for a parole violation. Officials say he hung himself in his cell, using a bed sheet.

According to the news release, Wright appeared fine during an 11 a.m. check, but was found hanging 30 minutes later. Metro Corrections staff performed CPR and Wright was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where was pronounced dead at 12:28 p.m.

The Louisville Metro Police Public Integrity Unit is investigating, which is a standard procedure for any death that takes place inside the jail. Metro Corrections officials are also investigating.

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