Inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution dies unexpectedly - KPTV - FOX 12

Inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution dies unexpectedly

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UMATILLA, OR (KPTV) -

An inmate at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution died unexpectedly at Portland-area hospital Saturday, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections.

Officials said staff members found Joel Abbot, 66, unresponsive in his cell .

He was taken off-site for medical care at around 10:30 a.m., and was later pronounced dead just after 5 p.m.

Abbot had been in custody since March of 1993, and was serving a life sentence for murder.

As with all unexpected deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

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