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Authorities Report Inmate Dies At Northeast Ohio Jail

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Authorities say an inmate has died at a correctional facility in northeast Ohio.

37-year-old Joseph Boden was found unresponsive around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in a housing unit at the Lorain County Jail. The sheriff's office says he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say corrections officers last saw Boden alert and standing during an 11 p.m. head count.

The medical examiner hasn't given the Wellington man's cause of death.

Court records show Boden was serving a 90-day sentence for theft and had been behind bars since January.