Lawrenceville Correctional Center confirms inmate death, addresses unrelated violent altercation

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — The Lawrenceville Correctional Center confirmed that an inmate died at the facility on Sunday.

A spokesperson with the GEO Group, the company that runs the correctional center, would not give details about the death but did confirm that it occurred on May 9.

“We can also confirm that the individual received prompt medical care, in accordance with the standards set by the Virginia Department of Corrections and the American Correctional Association,” the spokesperson said in an email.

The official said this death is still under investigation.

The GEO Group also stated in their release that an unrelated violent incident occurred on May 3. According to the spokesperson, multiple inmates got into an altercation resulting in one person being taken to the hospital with “multiple puncture wounds.” That inmate returned to the prison two days later in stable condition.

The altercation and wounding is also under investigation by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

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