According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, an inmate at High Desert State Prison, located about 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas near Indian Springs, was found dead in his cell.
Truman Walker, 67, was found dead on Friday.
Walker was sentenced to life with parole in connection with a sexual assault case in Elko County in 1985.
Walker was paroled in 1999 but was re-admitted in 2000 for pleading guilty to open and gross lewdness.
An autopsy will be performed by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
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