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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Inmate in Framingham prison commits suicide

FRAMINGHAM

Two inmates in the the state prison system committed suicide during a two-hour period ending just after midnight yesterday, authorities said.

Nicole Davis, 24, was found hanging by a bedsheet at MCI-Framingham late Tuesday night. She had been in custody for a 30-day drug detoxification program but was not a convicted criminal, the Globe reports today.

Just after midnight yesterday, convicted murderer Eduardo Soto, 33, was found hanging by a bedsheet at Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater.

State Correction Department spokeswoman Diane Wiffin said the deaths did not stem from larger problem in the prison system. "Any death in prison is an unfortunate and sad occurence, but these aren't related," she said. "We extend our sympathies to the families and the staff who tried to keep them alive."

-- Raja Mishra

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