Autopsy Planned After Montana Prison Inmate Dies

Prison officials say Odyssey Ardene died Wednesday

By Justin Franz

MISSOULA — An autopsy is planned after a 28-year-old Montana State Prison inmate died at a Missoula hospital.

Prison officials say Odyssey Ardene died Wednesday.

He was sentenced in November 2014 in Florida to 10 years in prison for manslaughter by culpable negligence in a heroin overdose death in the Orlando area along with two drug charges and possession of a firearm.

Ardene was serving his time in Montana as part of an interstate compact transfer. He had been at the Montana State Prison since July 2015.

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