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Officials Investigating Inmate Death After Altercation At State Prison

FILE: The Utah State Prison in Draper. (Utah Department of Corrections)

DRAPER, Utah – Officials with the Utah Department of Corrections are investigating after an inmate died at the Oquirrh Facility in the Utah State Prison.

Corrections officials said the inmate was involved in an altercation with another inmate in the facility Monday evening. 

The family of the dead inmate has been notified but officials said the inmate’s name would not be released because the Utah State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

Officials said the inmate’s death was not suspected to be COVID-19-related.

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