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Friday, November 25, 2011

Inmate found dead in cell at Sterling prison

The Denver Post

Prison officials at Sterling Correctional Facility are holding an inmate for investigation in the suspicious death of another inmate.
The victim's body was found in his cell at 4:15 a.m., said Katherine Sanguinetti, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections.
The names of the victim and the suspect have not been released.
The cell was in a minimum security cellblock of the prison, which also houses the state's death-row inmates, Sanguinetti said.
The suspect was placed in segregation and DOC's Inspector General's Office is investigating the man's death, she said.
Unit 3 of Sterling is currently in lockdown while the death is being investigated, she said. Other inmates will be fed in their cells during the investigation.
Prison officials are withholding the name of the victim pending notification of family members, she said.
In January 2010 another inmate was murdered in his cell at Sterling.

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