Sources: Two deaths at Luzerne County prison


By Jennifer Learn-Andes - [email protected]



Two people died Monday evening inside the Luzerne County Correctional Facility — an inmate and a prison guard, according to two sources familiar with the details.

The deaths occurred during a physical encounter in which both fell down an elevator shaft, the sources said.

County officials have not commented but are expected to issue a statement shortly.

Check back later for details.

By Jennifer Learn-Andes

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Reach Jennifer Learn-Andes at 570-991-6388 or on Twitter @TLJenLearnAndes.

Reach Jennifer Learn-Andes at 570-991-6388 or on Twitter @TLJenLearnAndes.

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