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Inmate Dies In State Prison

52-year-old Sentenced From Clark County
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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say they don’t suspect foul play in the death of a 52-year-old inmate at a Carson City prison.

Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Richard B. Ferst was found dead Saturday in his single-occupancy cell at Northern Nevada Correctional Center. Officials didn’t provide a cause of death.

Ferst had been in prison since July 2011 and was serving a three to 20 year sentence for burglary, grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

Ferst came to the prison from Clark County.

 

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