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Death of inmate at Kansas' women's prison being investigated


April 22, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials with Kansas' state policing agency have begun an investigation into the death of an inmate at the women's prison in Topeka, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirmed.

Jessica Chapman, 35, died Monday at the Kansas Department of Corrections' TCF women's prison, television station KSNT reported. The station initially confirmed the death through the KBI, because the Kansas prisons system did not send out a news release announcing the death — a departure from the agency's normal procedure when an inmate dies in custody, according to the KBI.

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