LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada prison officials say the death of a 50-year-old inmate at a halfway house in Las Vegas is being investigated as an apparent suicide.

The Nevada Department of Corrections said Friday that Rodney Thomas James was found about 3 a.m. Thursday in his room at the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Facility.

Officials say James was housed alone at the time, and had a bed sheet tied around his neck attached to an upper bunk. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

James who was nearing parole after serving more than a year of a 28- to 72-months sentence on a driving under the influence conviction in Douglas County.

An autopsy was planned, with Las Vegas police and prisons inspector general’s agents investigating.

  1. I am Rodney James’s sister. Rodney was not suicidal. I hope and pray the truth the truth will come out about what really happened to my brother!

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