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Mar 15, 2016 4:47 PM

Authorities to probe death of inmate who sued Hudson, Nashua

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER (AP) — Officials say an investigation is underway after an inmate who successfully sued a town and city in New Hampshire last year died in a Manchester jail.

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire called for an investigation after 26-year-old Jeffrey Pendleton died Sunday afternoon at the Hillsborough County Correctional Facility.

Superintendent David Dionne says there's no indication that Pendleton was in distress.

Pendleton had been held on an act prohibited charge. An autopsy was scheduled.

Court documents show that the former Nashua resident accused police last year of wrongly arresting him multiple times for panhandling and selling on state property without a license.

The state Civil Liberties Union won judgments on Pendleton's behalf of $7,600 from Hudson and more than $10,000 from Nashua.

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