Death of Graceville correction employee under investigation

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GRACEVILLE, Fla. (WMBB) — Florida’s Department of Corrections is investigating after an employee at a privately run prison died following an incident with an inmate.

In a statement, Florida’s Department of Management Services said that, “Due to the open-active investigation, information is limited at this time. after the investigation is complete, more information will be made available to the public.”

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Jeff Thomas, the warden of the Graceville Correctional Facility declined to comment.

An obituary and social media posts have identified the fallen officer as Matt Sanders.

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