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Prisoner Dies

INEZ, Ky. (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating the
death of an inmate at a federal prison in eastern Kentucky.
Calvin L. Speight, 42, was stabbed Tuesday at Big Sandy
Penitentiary in Martin County, prison officials said.
"Preliminary information indicates he was the victim of an
assault," said prison spokeswoman Mashelle Arisman in a news
release. She did not give details of the circumstances.
"He had stab wounds to the neck," said Floyd County Deputy
Coroner Glen Frazier, who examined the body at the hospital.
"A lot of it is still under investigation by the FBI," said
Michael Truman, a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in
Washington.
Speight was serving a prison sentence of 25 years to life for
rape and two counts of burglary in Washington, D.C., the news
release said.
Speight was transferred Jan. 27, 2004, to the eastern Kentucky
prison.


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