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2 nurses on administrative leave after inmate at Osborn Correctional Institution dies

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SOMERS, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Department of Correction is conducting an internal investigation after an inmate at Osborn Correctional Institution died.

According to officials, just before 1 a.m. on Jan. 9, 36-year-old Jose Peralta, of Waterbury, suffered a contusion to the back of his head after a fall.

Staff found him lying on his back on the floor of a dormitory area.

Peralta was taken to the infirmary for treatment. That’s when staff said his condition began to deteriorate.

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He was then taken to a local emergency room, where he was pronounced dead just before 3 a.m.

On Jan. 10, two correctional nurses were put on administrative leave. Their identities have not yet been released.

Peralta was locked up for assault and burglary charges.

No other information has been released at this time.

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