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Nevada inmate dies from ‘medical condition’ in prison

A Nevada inmate died Wednesday of what corrections department officials only described as a “medical condition.”

Frank Ortiz, 45, died in the mental health medical unit of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, officials said. He was convicted of sexual assault and was serving 10 years to life.

Ortiz had been in prison since 1997.

Contact reporter Annalise Little at alittle@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0391. Find her on Twitter: @annalisemlittle.

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