35-year-old inmate dies at the St. Louis Workhouse jail

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The death of an inmate is under investigation at the St. Louis Workhouse.

The city says Christopher Brown, 35, was found unresponsive at around 8:12am Thursday.  The jail medical staff was called and EMS arrived at 8:30am. Brown was pronounced dead at 8:58am.

He was booked into the Workhouse on July 30th for allegedly trying to steal a car, resisting arrest, and violating probation.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death.

There's a group calling to close the facility, alleging sub-standard


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