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Authorities investigating inmate’s death at Idaho prison

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate at a prison south of Boise.

The Idaho Department of Correction in a statement Monday says it requested the investigation following the death of 22-year-old Jerry Michael Cruz on Oct. 13.

The agency says correctional officers found Cruz at about 2:15 p.m. hanging in his cell at the Idaho State Correctional Institution.

The agency says correctional officers at the medium-security prison for men south of Boise immediately started lifesaving measures.

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