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Oklahoma prison inmate's death under investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary over the weekend.

BY JOHN YATES - Tulsa World Modified: July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm •  Published: July 30, 2012
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McALESTER — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary over the weekend.

The 26-year-old inmate, whose name was not released, died at a McAlester hospital after being found in his cell about 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Smoke was seen coming from the cell, where the inmate had apparently started a fire, warden’s assistant Terry Crenshaw said.

He was taken to the prison’s medical unit, and then to the hospital, Crenshaw said.

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