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Deputies investigating death of inmate

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 11:15:19-04

LAKE CHARLES, La - Deputies are investigating the death of a Calcasieu Correctional Center inmate.

Monday at 10:30 p.m., an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center was found hanging in his single-man cell.

Deputies immediately cut him down and attempted to perform lifesaving measures, but he was later pronounced dead by medical personnel, according to a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, but foul play is not suspected.

The investigation is continuing.

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