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York County Jail inmate found dead hours after she was admitted

York County Sheriff William King would not comment on the death Tuesday morning at the facility in Alfred.
Credit: Robin Pierce

ALFRED, Maine — York County Jail in Alfred is on high alert following the death of an inmate, according to York County Sheriff William King.

King told NEWS CENTER Maine  in a press release that Kimberly Pierce, 35, of Waterboro passed away early Tuesday morning.

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Pierce was just admitted to the jail Monday night and was dead in her cell the next morning. 

She was serving a 60-day sentence for two OUI charges, driving to endanger, operating beyond license restrictions and violating conditions of release.

The facility was 'secured' Tuesday morning, King said.

RELATED: Maine State Prison inmate dies less than two months before his scheduled release

Two inmates died at the Maine State Prison last week.

This story will be updated.

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