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66-Year-Old Inmate Found Dead in Vacaville Prison

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    A Northern California prison inmate found in a pool of blood has died, and officials say they suspect foul play.

    California Medical Facility spokesman Lt. Andre Gonzales said in a statement Tuesday that the 66-year-old inmate was found face down in a pool of blood late Monday.

    Gonzales says the death is considered a possible homicide.

    He was found in a dormitory housing 30 inmates who have been transferred to a segregation unit while officials investigate the crime scene.

    Officials did not name the inmate because relatives have not been notified.

    He was serving a life sentence for murder from Fresno County.

    The prison houses nearly 2,600 inmates, many of them with medical or mental health problems.

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