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State police notified of inmate death at Maine State Prison

January 8, 2019

WARREN, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Corrections says a prisoner has died in state custody.

Officials say 56-year-old Raymond Leavitt of Portland died Tuesday morning at Maine State Prison on Tuesday. It says state police and the state medical examiner were both notified, which is standard when an inmate dies in prison.

Leavitt was sentenced in May 2014 to a 10-year sentence with no probation for a robbery charge. He was scheduled to be released on Oct. 10, 2022.

A call to the Maine Department of Corrections seeking more information about Leavitt’s death was not returned. The department said in a statement that Leavitt’s death was attended by prison staff, but the statement did not include a cause of death.

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