Inmate dies at Terre Haute prison

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An inmate died Tuesday afternoon at the Federal Correctional Institute in Terre Haute, according to a prison spokesperson.

Jose Nieves-Galarza, 59, was found unresponsive by staff around 2 p.m. Tuesday and was pronounced dead by EMS personnel. The prison said COVID-19 is not suspected to be the cause of death.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was notified. No staff or other inmates were injured and at
no time was the public in danger.

Nieves-Galarza was sentenced in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to 87 months for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He had been in custody at the Terre Haute facility since Dec. 6, 2018.

FCI Terre Haute is a medium security facility that currently houses 956 male offenders.

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