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UPDATE: Inmate found dead at Bledsoe prison

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BLEDSOE COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

An autopsy is underway to determine how a Bledsoe County Correctional inmate died over the weekend.

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Department of Corrections confirms that Joshua Dollar died over the weekend, while in state custody.

Dollar was serving a sentence at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex in Pikeville, Tennessee.

“There were no signs of trauma or foul play,” says Neysa Taylor, with TDOC.

Taylor tells Channel 3, Dollar’s body was sent to the state crime lab in Nashville for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

"Joshua Dollar was convicted in 2013 on four counts of Promoting the Manufacture of Meth and in 2014 on one count of Aggravated Burglary," TDOC spokesman Robert Reburn tells Channel 3. "He was serving on community corrections (an intense form of probation) until April 2016, at which time he was housed at the Johnson County Jail.

Reburn says Dollar was transferred from Johnson County to BCCX on July 20, 2016.

Stay with WRCBtv.com for updates to this story.

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