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Man dies in apparent Wyoming prison suicide
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Man dies in apparent Wyoming prison suicide


A cell block sits ready for inmates at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington before the facility’s opening in early 2010.

A man died Saturday in a Wyoming prison of an apparent suicide, the state corrections department said this weekend.

Jeffrey R. Brown, 48, died by suicide on Saturday in the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, a prison in Torrington. Brown was serving a 20- to 30-year sentence for attempted second-degree murder.

Then-Platte County District Court Judge Keith G. Kautz, who is now a state supreme court justice, sentenced Brown on March 5, 2009.

The corrections department said it is investigating Brown's death. Authorities will conduct an autopsy of his body.


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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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