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Officials are investigating the death of a prison inmate as suicide.

Staff members at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys discovered Charles Humphrey, 56, dead in his cell shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, according to a statement by Solomon Graves, spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Humphrey, who was alone in the cell, was transported to the unit infirmary and pronounced dead at 3:10 a.m., Graves said.

Humphrey was serving a three-year sentence at the unit for a Pulaski County second-degree battery case.

The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death.

Print Headline: Suicide suspected in prisoner’s death

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