Authorities say an autopsy has been ordered after an inmate death earlier this week at the Jefferson City Correctional Center.

Corrections officials say 27-year-old Joshua Black was pronounced dead at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that Black was serving a five-year prison sentence for tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest and other charges from Callaway County and assault charges from Moniteau County.

He had been in prison since February 2015.


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