67-Year-Old Inmate Dies in Nevada Prison

John Colwell courtesy Nevada Department of Corrections
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A 67-year-old prisoner at Desert State Prison in Indian Springs has died.

Nevada Department of Corrections has confirmed that inmate John Colwell, NDOC #33742, died of a chronic medical condition at the High
Desert State Prison. Colwell was a 67 year old male committed from Douglas County serving consecutive sentences of life for murder 1st degree; life for kidnapping 1; 180 months for robbery; and 180 months for use of deadly weapon enhancement.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office responded to the facility. An autopsy will be conducted. Colwell had been incarcerated with the NDOC since April 16, 1991. Next of kin have been notified.

The High Desert State Prison is the largest major institution in the Department of Corrections.