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Man Convicted Out of Seward County Dies in Prison

Joe Denoyer - October 5, 2023 7:51 am

Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) resident Michael Aineta died Wednesday, October 4, 2023, after being transported to the KU Medical Center where hospital staff pronounced him dead. The cause of death is pending the results of an independent autopsy.

Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of the KDOC, the death is under investigation by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The investigation is currently ongoing.

Aineta, 40, was serving a 190-month sentence for one count of rape and one count of criminal sodomy convictions in Seward County.

The Lansing Correctional Facility, formerly the Kansas State Penitentiary, opened in 1867. The facility serves only males and maintains maximum and medium units totaling 1,920 beds, and a 512-bed minimum security unit.


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