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Inmate dies after use-of-force encounter at Pima County Minimum Security Facility

TUCSON – An inmate has died after a use-of-force encounter took place between correction officers and an inmate Thursday evening at the Pima County Minimum Security Facility.

According to officials, the inmate who was involved in the encounter that occurred at 9:25 p.m. at the facility was Francisco Ruiz. PCSD said life-saving measures were administered to the inmate prior to his passing.

The incident is being investigated by PCSD Criminal Investigations Divisions.

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