Ore. inmate death under investigation

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by Associated Press

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 2 at 7:54 AM

UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Corrections Department spokeswoman says the weekend death of an inmate at a state prison in northeast Oregon is under investigation.

Spokeswoman Liz Craig said in a statement Monday that the inmate "died unexpectedly" late Saturday night in a general population housing unit at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla.

Craig says the Oregon State Police criminal investigation division was contacted.

The inmate was not identified. No additional details were released.

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