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Monroe County jail inmate dies

An inmate in the Monroe County Jail died Sunday after jumping from the upper level of the cell block in which he was housed.

Michael Favor, 33, of Unionville, Indiana, was transported to IU Health Bloomington on Saturday morning and placed into critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 9:46 a.m. Sunday, according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s office press release.

An investigation using video surveillance indicates his actions to climb over the rail and fall were deliberate, according to the release.

Favor was talking on the telephone Saturday 
morning before he was seen 
walking upstairs to the upper floor of the cell block.

He was in the jail since March 23 on a parole violation and possession of methamphetamine.

Two of Favor’s sisters were present when he died in the hospital, according to the news release.

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