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Inmate death reported at Montana State Prison

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 18:12:10-04

A Montana State Prison inmate died at the prison in Deer Lodge on Wednesday, according to a press release.

Public Relations Officer Amy Barton said in the release that 74-year-old Jerry Forsyth died of an extended illness.

Barton said Forsyth’s death was not related to COVID-19.

Forsyth was sentenced out of Flathead County in 1986 for deliberate homicide. He was serving a term of 110 years and became parole eligible in 2000.

Foryth had a discharge date of 2039.