2 inmates in their 70s dead in separate prisons in Nevada

Prison officials in Nevada say two inmates, both in their 70s, have died at separate facilities.

The state Department of Corrections said Friday that 73-year-old Lawrence Meador died Thursday night at a prison regional medical facility at Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Meador had been in prison since May 1984, serving a life sentence for sexual assault of a victim under 16 years old in Churchill County.

Officials say 72-year-old Joseph Calabrese died Thursday morning at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs.

Calabrese had been serving 40 years to life for his sexual assault of a victim under 16 conviction in April 2010 in Clark County.

The causes of death for both men weren’t disclosed, with coroner’s autopsies pending.


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