Investigators probe apparent suicide of IDOC inmate

BOISE, August 13, 2012 – The Idaho Department of Correction is investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at Pocatello Women’s Correctional Center in Pocatello.

On Sunday at 4:38 p.m., a correctional officer found Cindy R. Jones, IDOC #42561, 51 years old (DOB: 10/29/1960), hanging in a shower area. Paramedics were called. They were unable to resuscitate Jones.

On December 8, 1994 in Ada County, a judge sentenced Jones to two to 20 years in prison for 2nd degree kidnapping, aggravated assault, and illegal possession of a weapon.  Jones was scheduled to be released on July 22, 2018.

IDOC asked Idaho State Police for assistance with the investigation of the circumstances surrounding Jones’ death.



Story published: 08/13/2012
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