Bismarck jail cleared in death of inmate; widow unhappy

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A state investigation into the death of an inmate at the jail in Bismarck has found no wrongdoing on the part of staff.

Forty-seven-year-old Mike Lang died in a hospital on Sept. 13 after suffering a medical problem at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center on Sept. 6 and going into a coma. The state medical examiner ruled heart disease as the cause of death.

Lang's family members said he also had pneumonia, low blood sugar, a cut on the back of his head, a broken nose, broken cheek bones and broken ribs.

Lang's widow says she still believes Lang was beaten by another inmate, likely for his criminal charge of luring minors.

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