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Utah State Prison inmate dies in altercation

Published: Wednesday, April 27 2011 7:21 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — An altercation resulted in the death of an inmate in the Utah State Prison Wednesday night. 

The altercation happened between inmates in their cell in a maximum security area of the prison shortly after 5:30 p.m., said Department of Correction spokesman Steve Gehrke. The cause of death is being determined by investigators. The prison was under lockdown Wednesday night. 

Gehrke said the victim's name will be released after his family is notified.

E-mail: sgarn@desnews.com

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