Prisoner found dead in Nitzan Detention Center

An inmate from the Nitzan Detention Center was found lifeless in his cell on Wednesday morning, Israel Prison Services reported.

He was found lying on the floor unconscious with no pulse.

A medic and a doctor arrived on the scene and began resuscitation attempts but were forced to confirm the death of the prisoner. His family has been notified.

The prisoner, a resident of east Jerusalem, was sentenced to 18 years for murder in 2017. This was his third imprisonment.

Police are investigating the incident.

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