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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Inmate dies at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna

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  • An inmate at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) near Smyrna died Monday, Sept. 9 following an illness. John B. Hand, 63, died at 3:40 a.m.
    Hand was born on June 11, 1950.
    Hand, of Collingdale, Pa., was serving a life sentence for a violation of parole on original charges of rape, kidnapping and two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. His sentence effective date was March 31, 1994.
    Hand's body has been turned over to the State Medical Examiner's Office, as is standard procedure.
    No foul play is suspected.
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