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2 inmates found dead at maximum-security prison

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two inmates have been found dead at Louisiana’s maximum-security prison, prompting a shakedown at the complex and a search for smuggled drugs, authorities said.

Spokeswoman Natalie Laborde at the state Department of Corrections said inmate John Hatfield, 31, was found dead at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

She said 42-year-old inmate Kenneth LaCoste was found dead a little more than two hours later, minutes after 9 p.m.

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