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Prison Inmate Dies in Delaware Facility


SMYRNA, Del. – An inmate in Delaware died in prison Monday morning after a prolonged illness, according to the Delaware Department of Corrections.

Joseph J. Bostic, 58, of Harrington, Del., died at 7:55 a.m. at the prison infirmary of the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, authorities said.

Bostic was in prison serving a life sentence for first-degree rape, according to the DOC. He entered into the facility over 28 years ago.

Bostic's body was taken to the Office of the CHiec Medical Examiner at the Division of Forensic Science for a procedural autopsy, officials said. They do not suspect foul play.

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