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Inmate Dies After Confrontation In Recreation Area

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File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell block. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A criminal investigation is underway into the death of an Arizona state prison inmate following a confrontation with another inmate in an outdoor recreation area.

The Department of Corrections says 25-year-old Marcelo Gonzales died following a confrontation with 24-year-old Jonathan Williams at a prison complex in Florence on Sunday..

The department says Williams told officers he acted in self-defense.

Gonzalez was serving a prison sentence on Maricopa County convictions for burglary and escape.

Williams is serving time on a burglary conviction in Maricopa County.

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