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Details released surrounding the death of an inmate at United States Penitentiary Big Sandy

Officials with the US Penitentiary Big Sandy released information this afternoon concerning the death of an inmate on Monday. An incident occurred between multiple inmates in a housing unit at the prison. Staff responded to the incident. Inmate Gregory Kittle was transported to Highlands Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at 4:28 pm. The FBI was notified and an investigation is ongoing into what caused the incident. An autopsy was ordered. No staff or other inmates were injured. The prison was placed on lockdown status. All inmates were secured and there was no threat to the public.

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