Dec 19th 2013
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Las Vegas Sun) — A prison inmate serving time for second-degree murder has died at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, the fifth inmate death in the Nevada Department of Corrections system since November.
Michael Johnson was in the medical center at the Carson City prison when he died Wednesday.
The state Department of Corrections said Thursday that Johnson, 55, had been in prison since 2008 and was serving a sentence of 10 years to life out of Churchill County.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.
Johnson is the fifth Nevada prison inmate to die since early November.
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