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L.A. County deputies investigate death of state prison inmate

October 2, 2012 |  8:24 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a male inmate at Antelope Valley State Prison in Lancaster, authorities said Tuesday evening.

Prison officials said the death occurred about 3:30 p.m. 

The inmate's name and the circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately available.

Antelope Valley, which has about 5,000 inmates, is the only state prison in Los Angeles County.


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