Prison Inmate Hanged Himself With Coronavirus Mask, Officials Say
A prison inmate in Connecticut this week hanged himself in his cell with a cloth mask that had been issued to him as part of an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, correction officials and the state’s chief medical examiner said.
The inmate, Daniel Ocasio, died on Wednesday after he was found at 5:07 a.m. with a ligature around his neck while he was sitting on a bunk at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville, Conn., the state’s Department of Correction said.
The chief medical examiner, Dr. James Gill, ruled on Thursday that Mr. Ocasio’s death was a suicide.
Mr. Ocasio, 32, who lived in Windsor, Conn., had been held at the prison, in southeastern Connecticut, since Aug. 5 on an outstanding charge of third-degree burglary, prison officials said. He had been unable to post a $10,000 …continued .
[Source: New York Times]