Cause of death released for Augusta Correctional Center inmate

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An inmate at Augusta Correctional Center died from natural causes, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Khepri-Ra Ankhnaton Bey died as a result of heart disease and complications from diabetes, according to Tracie Cooper, a medical examiner with the Virginia Department of Health. Bey died on August 13.

Bey’s death came amid a series of issues surrounding prisoners’ health and safety at Virginia correctional facilities.

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