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For Immediate Release

December 28, 2011

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

Untimely Death at the NH State Prison for Women

(Goffstown, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that there was an untimely death of an inmate at the New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown. At approximately 10:30 a.m. on December 28, 2011, Corrections staff responded to a report of an inmate suffering a apparant seizure in her room. The inmate became unresponsive. Medical staff attempted to resuscitate the inmate without success. She was transported to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester where she was pronounced dead.

The deceased inmate is Kristin Kimberly Ruggiero, 36. She was convicted in Rockingham County Superior Court of multiple counts of falsifying physical evidence and is serving consecutive sentences of 3 ½ - 7 years in prison. She was admitted to the women’s prison on August 19, 2010. She would have been eligible for parole on January 7, 2018.

The New Hampshire State Police and Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau are investigating the incident. The New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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