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State Penitentiary Inmate Found Dead (Sep 03, 2012)
MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate was found dead at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports ( ) that guards found the 55-year-old inmate dead Monday morning.

The TV station says the inmate was incarcerated on first-degree murder charge out of Cleveland County. His name wasn't immediately released.

Warden's Assistant Terry Crenshaw says the prisoner's death is under investigation. The man didn't have a cell partner at the time of his death and no staff injuries were reported.

The state medical examiner will determine the cause of the prisoner's death.

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