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Nevada Prisoner Dies in Transitional Housing Bed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada prison officials say an inmate from Clark County has been found dead in his bed at a transitional housing facility.

The state Department of Corrections said in a statement Wednesday that 53-year-old Mark John Petkovich was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at Casa Grande Transitional Housing facility in Las Vegas.

He was sentenced in 2014 to serve of 2 ½ to 8 years on burglary and grand larceny charges. An autopsy will determine how he died.

Casa Grande’s website says it is a 400-bed facility for people within 18 months of their parole eligibility date.

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