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For Immediate Release

February 7, 2010

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Untimely Death Investigated at the New Hampshire State Prison

(Concord, N.H.) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that at approximately 7:30 am on February 7, 2010 an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell during the morning population count at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord. Upon further observation it was determined that the inmate was deceased and an investigation was opened into his untimely death.

The Department identified the inmate as Mark Paul Drouin, 48, of Berlin. He was serving a 15 to 30 year sentence for attempted second degree murder and a 7 ½ to 15 year sentence for first degree assault for convictions in Coos County Superior Court. He was also serving a 10 to 30 year sentence for assault by prisoner on staff. He was admitted to the prison on February 27, 1995. He was eligible for parole on February 4, 2020.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau, New Hampshire State Police, and Chief Medical Examiner’s office are investigating the circumstances of his untimely death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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