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Inmate at Ely State Prison dies

ELY - The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) reports that on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Inmate Paul Skinner, NDOC #53916, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Ely State Prison (ESP).

ESP Medical staff performed life sustaining procedures until emergency responders arrived, but Inmate Skinner was pronounced dead at the William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, Nevada. Inmate Skinner was a 53-year-old male serving time from Washoe County for Sexual Assault (60 months to Life, with the possibility of parole); Attempted Sexual Assault (180 months); and Robbery (180 months).

Inmate Skinner has been incarcerated with the NDOC since June 9, 1997. The White Pine County Sheriffs office responded to ESP and an autopsy will be conducted. Next of kin have been notified.