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Va. corrections agency investigates inmate's death

Tuesday - 9/25/2012, 11:10am  ET

POCAHONTAS, Va. - Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a state prison in Tazewell County.

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph ( http://bit.ly/Su2ghc) that the male inmate died at the Pocahontas State Correctional Center on Sunday.

The inmate hasn't been identified. An autopsy will be conducted by the state medical examiner's officer to determine the cause of death.

Traylor says the corrections department's inspector general is conducting an internal investigation.

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Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, http://www.bdtonline.com


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