Northern Nevada inmate dies

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Updated: 3/30 11:42 am

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- An inmate at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City has died.

State Department of Corrections officials say 53-year-old Carlos Ortiz died Thursday after being taken to the prison's medical facility for treatment of a chronic medical condition.

The Carson City coroner's office responded to the facility, and an autopsy will be conducted.

Ortiz had been incarcerated at the prison since May 2008 following a conviction for first-degree murder and kidnapping in Clark County. He was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison with possible parole.

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kdavis52 - 3/31/2014 11:10 AM
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Don't you find it kind of strange that the Nevada prisons have been having a lot of medical issues and deaths. Almost sounds like population control to me.

Paladin - 3/31/2014 9:30 AM
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Lets hope he squeared up his account with God before he died. Because he had a lot on the books
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