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Officials investigate inmate death at New Hampshire prison

Police blue lights New Hampshire

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire are investigating what they are calling the "untimely death" of an inmate at a state prison.

The state Department of Corrections in a statement Sunday said the initial investigation suggests that the inmate at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin suffered a medical event on Saturday evening, and the death is not considered suspicious.

Prison staff responded after they were made aware of an unresponsive male in a housing unit.

Life-saving measures were immediately started at the scene, but the inmate was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled. No more information was released.

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