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story.lead_photo.caption William Turner, 46 - Photo by Arkansas Department of Correction

LITTLE ROCK — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate found dead at an Arkansas prison over the weekend.

The Department of Correction said William Turner was unresponsive when found in his assigned barracks at the Tucker Unit on Sunday morning. Emergency medical treatment was administered to the 46-year-old inmate at the barracks, and Turner was pronounced dead there.

A Department of Correction spokesman said there were 45 inmates in the barracks where Turner was found. Arkansas State Police is investigating Turner's death, and the Department of Correction will conduct an internal investigation.

Turner was serving a 25-year sentence for the manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance.

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Archived Comments

  • ZeebronZ
    October 16, 2018 at 12:40 p.m.

    Well, another sentence cut short. There needs to be a stop put to the influx of illegal substances into the prisons in this state!

  • BEARTRAP919
    October 16, 2018 at 3:24 p.m.

    Proof Positive, The drug laws in Arkansas and the UNITED STATES suck big time, People get more time for making or selling drugs than they get for Robbing banks and or Killing other People, These types of Laws make no sense to anyone that has a sense of Justice built into their system, Time for Big Changes due in the Drug Laws. Way past due

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