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Authorities investigating inmate death at Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Department of Correction is investigating an apparent homicide at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville.

According to a news release from the department, there was an altercation between two inmates. A 58-year-old inmate was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials did not provide details, and the names of the inmates have not been released.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

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