Wyoming inmate dies at Medium Correctional Institute last week

(Torrington, WY) – 65-year-old James Ray Jones died Friday, September 17th, 2021, while incarcerated at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institute in Torrington, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC).

Jones was originally convicted of a 4th offense of Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) in Sweetwater County on June 22, 2017. He was sentenced to three to six years by District Court Judge Lavery.

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He was born on April 27, 1956, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and had been battling a lengthy illness, the WDOC stated.

Per their policy, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of death.

h/t WDOC
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