Prisoner dies in state custody at Anchorage hospital

State prison officials have released the name of a prisoner who died Sunday morning

The Department of Corrections in a release says 24-year-old Kellsie Green died at Alaska Regional Hospital.

Green was booked Tuesday into the Anchorage Jail.

Prison officials initially said Green was taken into custody on misdemeanor drug charges. But officials later corrected that to say Green was custody on a warrant for failing to comply with an order to complete community work service on a case involving driving with a suspended license.

Alaska State Troopers and the state medical examiner are investigating Green’s death. The Corrections Department also is conducting an internal investigation that it says will not be made public.

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