Man found dead in cell Sunday morning

An inmate died at the Taft Correctional Institution Sunday morning.

The Kern County Coroner identified the man as Steven Merry 54, and listed Taft as his hometown.

Merry was found dead in his cell at 10:10 a.m. at the federal prison on Cadet Road, according to a news release.

An autopsy will be scheduled.

Prison officials are investigating the death

Further details were not immediately available.