Officials Investigate Death At Cheshire Prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut prison officials are investigating what they say is the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Cheshire Correctional Institution.

The DOC said the 55-year-old Middletown man was found alone in his cell at 11 a.m. Monday with a bed sheet tied around his neck and the window bars in the cell. His name was not immediately released.

The agency said its medical staff tried to save the man but he was pronounced dead at a Southington hospital where he was taken.

Prison officials said he had been in prison since 2005 serving an 18-year manslaughter sentence.

DOC security officials, state police and the state medical examiner are investigating.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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