- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 61-year-old inmate serving time at a maximum security prison in Iowa has died of natural causes.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says Lawrence Raymond Dawson died Thursday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Officials say Dawson died of natural causes from liver cancer.

Dawson was assigned to the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Cedar Rapids. He had been sentenced to serve a total of 80 years for sex abuse and assault convictions. He began one of his sentences in 1983.

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