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Inmate At Prison In Winslow Dies; Suicide Suspected


Arizona authorities say an inmate at the state prison in Winslow is dead from an apparent suicide.

Arizona Department of Corrections officials say 23-year-old Patrick Pruitt was found unresponsive Wednesday morning in the prison’s shower area and had apparently hanged himself. Responding paramedics transported Pruitt to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Corrections officials say Pruitt was sentenced last year out of Yavapai County for armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft means of transportation, narcotic drug violation and dangerous drug violation.

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