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Charleston Co. inmate found dead inside jail cell, SLED investigating

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Detention officers discovered an inmate dead in his bed at the Al Cannon Detention Center Monday morning, authorities say. 

Officers say they discovered 29-year-old Mathew Lee Glidden, of Ladson, unresponsive in his bed at 6:45 a.m. At the time of the discovery, officers say they were preparing for breakfast for the inmates.

The sheriff's office said Glidden was being held for two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of lewd act on a child.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the Charleston County Coroner's Office and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death, the sheriff's office said. The coroner's office is still trying to determine the cause of death.

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