Inmate smothered himself with bag, autopsy finds – Crime/Safety –

RALEIGH — A state prison inmate with a history of mental illness smothered himself in his cell, according to an autopsy report released this week.

Johnny Lee Lewis, 55, died May 5 at Maury Correctional Institution, a 1,000-bed maximum security prison about 1.5 hours east of Raleigh.

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