Authorities say an Arizona state prison inmate has died

Posted 8/30/21

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Florence has died and authorities said it appears to be a suicide.

Arizona Department of Corrections officials said Monday that …

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Authorities say an Arizona state prison inmate has died

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the state prison in Florence has died and authorities said it appears to be a suicide.

Arizona Department of Corrections officials said Monday that 43-year-old Mario DeLuna died “from an apparent act of self-harm by hanging.”

Prison staff discovered DeLuna unresponsive in his assigned housing location Saturday morning.

He was pronounced dead by responding paramedics.

DeLuna was sentenced in 2019 out of Maricopa County on one count of dangerous drug violation and narcotic drug violation.

All Arizona inmate deaths are investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.

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