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Officials investigate inmate death at Stiles Unit

Officials are investigating an inmate death at the Mark Stiles Unit Wednesday..

According to a statement issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the death was discovered around 12:30 p.m.  An inmate, only identified as a, "49-year old black male offender," was found unresponsive in his cell. Medical personnel immediately responded and took him to the unit infirmary.

The inmate was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m.

The incident is under investigation by the Office of Inspector General.

The TDCJ says it is possible the inmate's death was a suicide.

The deceased offender is not being identified pending notification of next of kin.
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