Inmate Dies at Wyoming State Penitentiary

An inmate has died at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins.  According to the Department of Corrections, 71-year-old James Davis died on Thursday.

Davis was convicted of two counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor-less than 13-years-old. He was sentenced out of Sweetwater County to 12-to-18 years for each count to run concurrently in May 2012.

Per department policy, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The Wyoming Department of Corrections does not release protected health information.