- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate who accidentally fell while under medical watch at a Louisiana prison has died.

News outlets report 24-year-old Collin James Fletcher, of Seneca Falls, New York, died at the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility in Plain Dealing, Louisiana during the early morning hours of Sept. 8.

The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that Fletcher accidentally fell, which resulted in a head injury. He was alone in a cell and under medical watch at the time of his death. Deputies later found Fletcher’s body.

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Authorities say an investigation determined that Fletcher’s death was accidental.

Fletcher was booked into the prison on Sept. 3. He was charged with possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Dangerous Substance with intent to distribute and felony criminal property damage.

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