Inmate dies at prison hospice program

BY DI STAFF | JULY 17, 2012 6:30 AM

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An Iowa inmate died in the prison hospice program Monday.

According to an Iowa Department of Corrections news release, Robert Dicks, a 71-year-old man assigned to the Iowa Medical & Classification Center, died of natural causes due to pancreatic cancer.

Dicks was serving a 115-year sentence for eight felony offenses, including three charges of second-degree sexual abuse, one charge of third-degree sexual abuse, and one charge of sexual exploitation of a minor. All convictions were from Mahaska County, the release said.

According to the release, the sentence began on March 19, 1990.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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