- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) - The state says an inmate at an eastern Kentucky prison has died after an assault.

The Kentucky Department of Corrections said in a news release that the inmate, whose name wasn’t provided, was found unresponsive in his cell at Little Sandy Correctional Complex on Thursday afternoon. He was taken to St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, where he was later pronounced dead.

The release said the inmate was found unresponsive “due to an inmate assault.”

Kentucky State Police are investigating.

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