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Inmate Found Dead in Prison Cell

A man in his fifties was found dead in his cell at Litla-Hraun prison on Thursday morning, Vísir reports. There is currently no indication that the man’s death occurred under suspicious circumstances. Mbl.is first reported.

“This morning when the cell was opened, the inmate in it was deceased,” reported Director-General of Prison and Probation Administration Páll Winkel. He continued that the police were notified when the man was found and the emergency protocol activated. Nothing, however, indicated that the death had taken place in a questionable way.

According to sources, the man was only serving a short sentence at the prison. His relatives have been notified of his death.

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