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News: Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 - Contact Lisa Kinney, (804) 674-3275

Wallens Ridge State Prison Offender Dies

RICHMOND At approximately 2:45 p.m. today, a Wallens Ridge State Prison inmate was pronounced dead at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. An inmate-on-inmate in-cell attack is suspected and the incident is under investigation.

The deceased 55-year old male offender is not being identified pending notification of family. He was serving a sentence of life plus 207 years for multiple robbery convictions, larceny, assault and battery, carjacking, and kidnap/abduction, among other charges.