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Man reported dead in state prison custody in NEPA

A man incarcerated in a state prison in Northeast Pennsylvania died last week. The institution announced his death Tuesday.

Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Boyer was found unresponsive in his cell at State Correctional Institution Dallas on Jan. 13, according to the Department of Corrections.

In a release, prison superintendent Kevin Ransom reported that Boyer had been at Dallas in Luzerne County since August 2021 on a third-degree murder conviction.

The DOC said state police have been notified and will conduct an investigation, and the Luzerne County Coroner's Office will determine the cause of death.