A female inmate at the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville is on life support after she was found hanging there early Saturday afternoon. She was discovered at about 2pm, at which time the woman was rushed to the hospital. No further information on her identity is available at this time.

The Illinois State Police has taken over the investigation. A spokesman for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says that while not uncommon on a nationwide basis, incidents such as this are a rarity at the Madison County Jail, noting that it has been at least 5 years since something like this has happened there.

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