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SCI Huntingdon Death

Authorities say they’ll investigate the death of an inmate at State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon.

Superintendent Kevin Kauffman reported the death Monday.

According to Kauffman, 35-year-old Shaka Bekoe Nelson was found unconscious in his cell Friday at 10:50 a.m.

Kaufman said officers provided medical aid until medical personnel arrived.

He said Nelson was taken to Penn Highlands Huntingdon Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The official cause of death will be determined by the Huntingdon County Coroner’s Office and state police will conduct the investigation.

Kauffman says Nelson was serving seven to 15 years for Aggravated Assault with Serious Bodily Injury out of a Lehigh County conviction in June, 2019.

Nelson had been at SCI Huntingdon since September 10, 2019.

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