Inmate, 45, dies in hospital psychiatric unit; was serving time on sexual assault conviction

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CARSON CITY, Nevada — Authorities say a 45-year-old prison inmate who was in a Carson City hospital psychiatric unit has died of a medical condition.

Nevada Department of Corrections officials say Frank Ortiz died Wednesday in the Regional Medical Facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.

Ortiz had been serving a sentence of 10 years to life on a sexual assault conviction out of Clark County. He had been in the prison system since 1997.

Carson City coroner's officials responded, and an autopsy was scheduled.

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