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SCI Forest Reports Inmate Death Cragle

Marienville, PA – State Correctional Institution at Forest Superintendent Derek Oberlander reports the death of an inmate.

At approximately 2:40 PM on May 5, corrections officers found Larry J. Cragle unresponsive in his cell. The officers provided immediate emergency first aid and continued to do so until paramedics arrived. Cragle was declared dead at 3:26 PM by Dr. Hoh from Clarion Hospital via Clarion EMS.

The Pennsylvania State Police and the Forest County coroner will conduct an investigation.  The official cause of death will be determined by the county coroner's office. 

Cragle, 41, was committed to the DOC by Lawrence County on February 2, 2016. He was serving a 17-year, 3-month to 39-year sentence for a predominant offense of rape by forcible compulsion. 

Facility staff has notified the inmate's next of kin.

Media contact:  Lisa Reeher, 814-621-2110 ext. 1102.

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