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Inmate Found Dead Inside Cell at WCI

January 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

According to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Service, the death of an inmate at the Western Correctional Institution who was found Sunday night inside his cell remains under investigation by Maryland State Police.

It was reportedly during a late-night routine check that correctional officers found the inmate, who was in his 20s, unresponsive in his cell at the maximum-security prison located along U.S. Route 220.

“Officers immediately began CPR and called for medical assistance,” said Mark Vernarelli, DPSCS spokesperson. “Prison medical staff continued CPR. The local ambulance service arrived and took over life-saving measures, to no avail.”

A cause of death is pending.