Inmate At Fort Dodge Correctional Facility Died Unexpectedly

An inmate at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility died unexpectedly late last week after suffering a medical emergency. According to the Iowa Dept. Of Corrections, 47 year old James Glen Merical was pronounced dead Thursday Night at Unity Point Hospital Fort Dodge. Officials say foul play is not suspected in his death. Merical had been serving consecutive sentences of 25 years since 1997 for 2nd degree kidnapping and 1st degree robbery charges out of Polk County. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on him by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

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