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Angola inmate attempts to set himself on fire; left in critical condition

2 months 2 days 21 hours ago Sunday, December 22 2019 Dec 22, 2019 December 22, 2019 8:59 PM December 22, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- An inmate at Louisiana State Penitentiary is left in critical condition after attempting to set himself on fire. 

Officials say around 8 a.m. Sunday the inmate was found behind Main Prison Camp in critical condition from significant burns. They believe the inmate intentionally set himself on fire, as a suicide attempt. 

The prisoner has been transported to a Baton Rouge hospital for treatment. Due to privacy officials will not release the name of the inmate. 

Authorities say no foul play is suspected, but an investigation is still underway. 

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