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2 Weekend Prison Deaths Under Investigation at Rhode Island's Adult Correctional Institution

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    Rhode Island prisons officials are investigating two weekend deaths at the state prison in Cranston.

    An official with the Adult Correctional Institution tells WJAR-TV the deaths Sunday are unrelated and appear to be suicides.

    Gina Caruolo says a 70-year-old inmate died in the infirmary at the Intake Service Center.

    The other inmate, who was aged 53, was a recent commitment housed in a different part of the facility.

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    As is the case in all deaths in custody, state police are investigating.

    No names were immediately released and Caruolo said the department is still notifying the inmates' families.

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