- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

SHELTON, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Corrections Department says a 31-year-old inmate has died at the state Corrections Center in Shelton.

In a statement, agency officials said Nicholas White was found hanging in his cell Thursday morning. Medical staff tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

The department says that during morning recreation time, White’s cell mate alerted prison workers that White had been acting strangely. Staff went to check and found him.

The man was serving a 12-month sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm out of Pierce County and was due for release next April 1.

Prison administrators and the Mason County sheriff’s office are investigating the death. The Corrections Department says there are no initial indications that any foul play was involved.

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