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Death of inmate at Bridgewater State Hospital investigated

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Bridgewater06/18/14- The death of Carmela Correia's son, Paul has been difficult for her since he died in custody at Bridgewater State Hospital in 2013. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(metro) John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials are investigating the death of an inmate at Bridgewater State Hospital.

The state Department of Correction said Monday that 43-year-old Leo Marino was found unresponsive in his cell at about 7:30 p.m. Friday.

He was taken to Morton Hospital in Taunton where he was pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m.

Prison spokesman Darren Duarte didn’t release further details. The state Medical Examiner’s office is working to determine the cause and manner of death, he said.

Bridgewater State Hospital is a medium-security facility that houses men civilly committed and prison inmates suffering from mental health issues.

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