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RI- Inmate found dead in cell

6-26-2009 Rhode Island:

CRANSTON, R.I. - Authorities are investigating the apparent suicide of a man being held at the Rhode Island state prison in Cranston.

A spokeswoman for the Adult Correctional Institutions tells The Providence Journal that Donald Smith, 25, of Westerly, was found hanging in his cell in the Intake Service Center around 8:50 p.m. Wednesday.

He was pronounced dead at Rhode Island Hospital.

Smith had been arrested by the Woonsocket police Sunday for failing to register as a sex offender. He had previously served a sentence after being convicted of multiple counts of child molestation.

The ACI's investigations unit and the state police are investigating. ..Source.. by MyFox

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