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Coyote Ridge Inmate Death

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CONNELL, Wash. – An inmate at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center was found hanging in his cell late Saturday evening from an apparent suicide. Staff members say they responded immediately with life-saving measures. 26 year old Michael Araiza could not be resuscitated and was pronounced dead minutes later. An investigation is underway with Coyote Ridge working with local law enforcement. The prison is operating normally.  Araiza had been at the Connell prison since November 2010, serving a sentence from King County for assault with a deadly weapon. He was set to be released in June 2013.