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Inmate Found Dead in Women's Prison

Posted January 28, 2008 12:27 p.m. EST

— An inmate at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women was found dead over the weekend in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday.

Officers discovered Nicole Bouleris, 29, hanging from her bed at about 8:15 a.m. Saturday, authorities said. The State Bureau of Investigation is examining the incident, which is standard procedure in prison deaths due to non-natural causes.

Bouleris was serving an eight-month sentence for drug-related crimes in Durham County. She had previously served time for an arson conviction in Wake County.