Another inmate dies at Jerome Combs  


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KANKAKEE – For the third time this year, an inmate of Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee has died.

According to the Kankakee County Coroner’s office, 32-year-old Dewayne L. Tucker was found dead while in custody of U.S. Marshals at the jail.

No signs of foul play were discovered during an autopsy.  The cause of death is unknown at this time and is pending toxicology results.

In an interview with CBS 2 Chicago, Tucker’s Family was told by Emergency room staff last week swelling of the brain caused by severe dehydration was likely the cause of death.

Tucker was arrested for robbing a bank of $1,200 in January.  Due to the nature of the crime, he was placed into federal custody.

In early February, Terrance D. Washington, of Bourbonnais died while incarcerated of an apparent medical incident.  On August 4th, Pablo D. Molina, 44, of Sullivan, was found hung in his cell.  Molina’s death was later ruled a suicide.


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