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Inmate found dead in cell at Federal Correctional Institution Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — An inmate at a Victorville prison was found dead in his cell early Sunday morning, officials said.

Prison staff at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) I discovered inmate Lorenzo Robertson, 40, unresponsive in his cell on September 9, 2018, at about 2:00 am.

“Staff immediately called for assistance and began life-saving measures. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were requested, arrived, and continued lifesaving efforts,” according to a statement from Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Jess Pino.

Robertson was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 3:45 a.m., by hospital staff.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Marshals Service were notified and the incident is being investigated.

According to Pino, Robertson was serving a 70-month sentence with 3 years supervision for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin.

“He was sentenced in the Eastern District of Texas and arrived at FCI Victorville I on August 1, 2018,” Pino said.

The statement did not specify how Robertson died.

FCI Victorville I is a medium security facility within the Federal Correction Complex in Victorville, CA, that currently houses 1,323 male offenders.

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