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Inmate dies, filed hundreds of records requests

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A Washington state penitentiary prison inmate who was well-known for filing hundreds of public records requests has died. A Washington state penitentiary prison inmate who was well-known for filing hundreds of public records requests has died.

WALLA WALLA, WA - A Washington state penitentiary prison inmate who was well-known for filing hundreds of public records requests has died.

58-year-old Allan Parmelee died early Wednesday at the prison in Walla Walla.

The Walla Walla County Coroner says the death appears to have been from natural causes, but an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
    
Parmelee was serving time for bombing the cars of two attorneys.
    
The inmate won thousands of dollars in penalties in cases where the Department of Corrections fought his requests.
    
Officials contended he was trying to harass judges, lawyers and corrections officers with requests for such things as personnel records, addresses, work schedules and birth dates. However, Parmelee said he was a freelance journalist investigating corruption.

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