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Delaware inmate dies after long illness

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SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - Corrections officials say an inmate at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna has died.

The Department of Correction said in an email on Wednesday that 56-year-old Alberto Miranda of Newark died Tuesday in the prison infirmary. Officials say he died of natural causes after a long illness.

Miranda was serving a 31-year sentence for unlawful sexual intercourse, attempted unlawful sexual intercourse and unlawful sexual contact. He had been sentenced in 1993.

His body has been turned over to the medical examiner's office, as is standard procedure.

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