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    Utah Inmate Dies After Lack of Medical Treatment

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    A Utah prison inmate died of an apparent heart attack related to kidney failure after a dialysis provider failed to show up for a scheduled treatment for two days in a row, the Associated Press reported.

    Ramon C. Estrada, 62, died Sunday at the prison in Draper, a Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman said in a statement. He was set to be paroled in less than three weeks.

    Estrada was scheduled to have dialysis Friday at the prison’s treatment center, but a technician from a University of Utah Hospital clinic did not show up on Friday or Saturday. A hospital spokeswoman attributed the “unacceptable mistake” to a scheduling miscommunication.

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