Isabella county police say when the 30 year old man was discovered in his cell he was not breathing.
Corrections staff say they administered CPR and contacted 911.
The inmate had been arrested for possession of Heroin and Opiates.
Police say the investigation into the death is continuing.
Three Michigan colleges will be a part of a federal program which offers Pell Grants to inmates.
A report by the Michigan Attorney General’s office has found both human and technology failures played a part in the prison escape of a convicted murderer.