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Inmate dies in Las Vegas from medical condition

An inmate died in Las Vegas on Wednesday of what Nevada Department of Corrections officials called a chronic medical condition.

Russell Bluebaugh, a 43-year-old inmate at the Southern Desert Correctional Center in Indian Springs, was taken to Valley Hospital Medical Center on Dec. 4 for his medical condition and died a few weeks later at the hospital.

Prison officials didn’t specify what kind of chronic medical condition Bluebaugh had.

Bluebaugh was serving a 4- to 10-year sentence stemming from a burglary he committed in Washoe County. He had been in prison since May 14.

The Clark County coroner’s office will determine his cause of death.

Contact Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381.

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