Wallens Ridge State Prison Inmate Dies Following Apparent In-Cell Attack

RICHMOND – An inmate at Wallens Ridge State Prison died this afternoon following an apparent attack by another inmate.

The 47-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at 12:35 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. His name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The apparent assailant is serving a life sentence for murder.
The death is being investigated as a homicide.


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