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Second Idaho inmate dies at IMSI

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 15:36:31-04

An Idaho Death Row inmate has died

About 7:00 a.m. Monday, a correctional officer found Zane Fields unresponsive in his cell.

The Idaho Maximum Security staff initiated CPR and called 911, but medical personnel declared Fields dead about an hour later.

He was 58.

On March 7, 1991, an Ada County sentenced Fields to death for stabbing a woman during a robbery at a Boise gift shop.        

As it does with all unattended deaths in the South Boise Correctional Complex, IMSI staff contacted the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators processed Fields’ cell as a crime scene.

The Ada County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

This is the second maximum security inmate death in three days.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, an officer found Danny Cordova unresponsive in his cell.

Cordova was serving a sentence for lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor under 16. He was scheduled to be released in April, 2024. Cordova was 59.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating both deaths.