- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary has died at a local hospital, but officials are not yet releasing any details.

The Oregon Department of Corrections issued a release Monday that said 27-year-old James Howland died unexpectedly and that the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation.

Howland was taken off site for medical care on Friday and was pronounced dead Monday afternoon, officials said. Officials said no other details were available.

Howland has been in the custody of the Department of Corrections since August 2014 and was serving time for four counts of unlawful use of a vehicle in the first degree out of Marion County.

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